John A. Robertson holds the Vinson and Elkins Chair at the University of Texas School of Law at Austin. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School, he has written and lectured widely on law and bioethical issues.
He is the author of two books in bioethics – The Rights of the Critically Ill (1983) and Children of Choice: Freedom and the New Reproductive Technologies (Princeton Press, 1994). He has written numerous articles on reproductive rights, organ transplantation, termination of treatment, and human experimentation.
He has served on or been a consultant to many national bioethics advisory bodies, and is currently Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
See John Robertson’s essay “Human Cloning and the Challenge of Regulation,” vol. 339 New Eng. J. Med. 119-122 (July 9,1998).
John Robertson’s essay, “Liberty, Identity, and Human Cloning,” Texas Law Review 76: 1371 (1998), is reprinted at this website with permission. This tremendous essay is up in its entirety.
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