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New art exhibit at Austin Peay State University examines bioethical dilemmas of modern medical technology


Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In recent years, Nashville artist Adrienne Outlaw has experienced a growing sense of unease with the rapid advances being made in medical technology. Her apprehension is reflected in works such as her “Fecund Series,” which requires viewers to gaze into breast-like funnels to see eerily quiet videos, such as a sonogram of a fetus’ beating heart.

“For the first time in history, there is knowledge available to mothers which forces them to make life or death decisions whether to carry a disfigured, malformed or unintentional fetus to term, whether to use pharmaceuticals with their associated risks and whether to risk passing on genetic diseases,” Outlaw said. “In these situations, we are no longer able to rely on long-established religious, societal or medical expertise for guidance, and too often, we only grapple with such problems at the time of crisis.” «Read the rest of this article»


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