Birth defects

Book - 2014

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Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning [2014]
Physical Description
187 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • ch. 1.
  • What are common birth defects?
  • Congenital heart defects are common birth defects /
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Cleft lip and cleft palate are common birth defects /
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Down Syndrome is a common chromosomal birth condition /
  • National Down Syndrome Society
  • Spina bifida is a common birth defect /
  • Spina Bifida Association
  • Birth defects /
  • World Health Organization
  • ch. 2.
  • What causes birth defects?
  • Environmental pollution can cause birth defects /
  • Christina Larson
  • Proving that environmental pollution causes birth defects is difficult /
  • Jacques Leslie
  • Assisted reproduction is not a significant risk for birth defects /
  • Ronald Bailey
  • The use of certain antibiotics during pregnancy may cause birth defects /
  • Jeffrey T. Jensen
  • ch. 3.
  • Should pregnant women undergo screening for birth defects?
  • Routine prenatal screening should be available to pregnant women /
  • Darshak Sanghavi
  • New prenatal genetic tests offer safe early screening for birth defects /
  • Erin Biba
  • New prenatal genetic tests raise tricky ethical questions /
  • Harriet A. Washington
  • Love is the antidote to prenatal eugenic cleansing /
  • Wesley J. Smith
  • Prenatal testing does not necessarily lead to more abortion /
  • Amy Julia Becker
  • ch. 4.
  • How should birth defects be addressed?
  • The argument that it is morally permissible to kill defective newborns is absurd /
  • Andrew Ferguson
  • Amniocentesis should be offered more regularly to younger pregnant women /
  • Ray Fisman
  • Birth defects should not necessarily result in abortion /
  • Steve Hall
  • Social norms must follow law in acceptance of people with disabilities /
  • Dov Fox and Christopher L. Griffin Jr.
  • Abortions performed because of genetic abnormalities should be banned /
  • Denise M. Burke
  • Women should be able to choose abortion or life when faced with fetal abnormalities /
  • Andrew Solomon.
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