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Legal Trends in Bioethics 

Thomas Fitzpatrick, Editor

Lawbookstack

The laws governing bioethics issues are confusing and sometimes contradictory because of several types of tensions inherent in our legal system. Legislatures and courts work in different time frames and with different priorities. The guarantees of separation of church and state and individual rights in the U.S. Constitution make bioethics issues involving personal, moral, or religious convictions particularly contentious.
This page is dedicated to presenting articles about legal trends in bioethics and is edited by Alison Mathey.

The laws governing bioethics issues are confusing and sometimes contradictory because of several types of tensions inherent in our legal system. Legislatures and courts work in different timeframes and with different priorities. The guarantees of separation of church and state and individual rights in the U.S. Constitution make bioethics issues involving personal, moral, or religious convictions particularly contentious. This page is dedicated to presenting articles about legal trends in bioethics.

The next issue of Legal Trends in Bioethics is due out Spring 2013; please check back then for the current issue.  In the meantime, please peruse the older editions at the right.





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