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In Defense of Ectogenesis

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 December 2011


In his article “Research Priorities and the Future of Pregnancy” in this issue of CQ, Timothy Murphy evaluates some of the arguments I advanced in an earlier publication, “The Moral Imperative for Ectogenesis.

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