Australian commissions and committees on issues in bioethics

Pascal Kasimba, Peter Singer

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We examine the role of Australian state and federal committees and law reform commissions in bioethics. Most have been concerned with in vitro fertilization and embryo research. We find deficiencies in the standards of reasoning about the underlying ethical issues raised by these techniques. We suggest stronger representation of those with a background in ethics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-424
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Medicine and Philosophy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1989
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


  • Commissions
  • Committees
  • Embryo
  • Ethics
  • In vitro fertilization
  • Law reform


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