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Surrogate motherhood, rights and duties: a reply to Campbell

McLachlan, H.V. and Swales, J.K. (2001) Surrogate motherhood, rights and duties: a reply to Campbell. Health Care Analysis, 9 (1). pp. 101-107. ISSN 1065-3058

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Abstract

In a recent article in Health Care Analysis (Vol. 8, No. 1), Campbell misrepresents our specific arguments about commercial surrogate motherhood (C.S.M.) and our general philosophical and political views by saying or suggesting that we are 'Millsian' liberals and consequentialists. He gives too the false impression that we do not oppose, in principle, slavery and child purchase. Here our position on C.S.M. is re-expressed and elaborated upon in order to eliminate possible confusion. Our general ethical and philosophical framework is also outlined and shown to be other than Campbell says that it is. In particular, a moral philosophy that it is based on neither consequentialism nor Kantianism is presented. C.S.M., it is argued, is not child purchase. It is like it in some respects and unlike it in others. It is unlike it in the respects which, relative to the present discussion, matter.

Item type: Article
ID code: 6950
Keywords: child purchase, commercial surrogate, motherhood, commodification, consequentialism, Kantianism, The family. Marriage. Women, Economic Theory, Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Subjects: Social Sciences > The family. Marriage. Women
Social Sciences > Economic Theory
Medicine > Public aspects of medicine > Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Economics
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2008
    Last modified: 06 Dec 2013 17:47
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/6950

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