Sacred Bond: Motherhood Under Siege

Phyllis Chesler

ISBN 10: 1853811289 / ISBN 13: 9781853811289
Verlag: Virago, 1990
Gebraucht Zustand: Very Good. Softcover
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| B Format (Approx. 5¼" x 7¾"). | In 1985, Mary Beth Whitehead signed a surrogacy contract. However after giving birth to 'Baby M', she decided to keep the baby. Her decision led to a court battle which made headlines across around the world. The author analyses the impact of the legal, psychological and ethical problems this landmark case threw into such relief. 212pp. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Buchnummer des Verkäufers 108703

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Titel: Sacred Bond: Motherhood Under Siege

Verlag: Virago

Erscheinungsdatum: 1990

Einband: Paperback

Zustand:Very Good.

Signiert: Signed by Author(s)

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In 1985, Mary Beth Whitehead signed a contract agreeing to act as a surrogate mother for William and Elizabeth Stern for a payment of $10,000. After giving birth to the child, known in the case as "Baby M", she decided to break her contract and keep the baby. Her decision led to a court battle that made headlines everywhere. The author explores the impact of this case on our society's legal, psychological and ethical condition. This book uses this case to explore such questions as: what makes a mother - or father - fit, and who decides? Should surrogacy be abolished? Who can determine a child's "best interests"? Will pregnancy and childbirth become a blue-collar "occupation"? Phyllis Chesler also wrote "Women and Madness", "About Men", "With Child" and "Mothers on Trial: The Battle for Children and Custody".

From Publishers Weekly:

Chesler emotionally addresses grave questions arising from the widely publicized struggle for custody of Baby M. "The book serves to alert the public to the moral and social considerations of surrogacy," wrote PW , but noted that it is "unfortunately, so intemperate as to dilute the vital issues raised."
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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