No Easy Choice Paperback

A Story of Disability, Parenthood, and Faith in an Age of Advanced Reproduction

by Ellen Painter Dollar;

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In No Easy Choice, Ellen Painter Dollar tells her gut-wrenching story of living with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI)-a disabling genetic bone disorder that was passed down to her first child-and deciding whether to conceive a second child who would not have OI using assisted reproduction. Her story brings to light the ethical dilemmas surrounding advanced reproductive technologies. What do procedures such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) say about how we define human worth? If we avoid such procedures, are we permitting the suffering of our children? How do we identify a "good life" in a consumer society that values appearance, success, health, and perfection? Dollar considers multiple sides of the debate, refusing to accept the matter as simply black and white. Her book will help parents who want to understand and make good decisions about assisted reproduction, as well as those who support and counsel them, including pastors and medical professionals.

No Easy Choice by Ellen Painter Dollar was published by Westminster John Knox in November 2011. The ISBN for No Easy Choice is 9780664236908.

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Details for No Easy Choice

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherWestminster John Knox (November 2011)
Number of Pages200
Thickness12 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4041640
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