Critical Thinking Paper Sisters Keeper
1. Is it right to use genetic screening as a tool in conception?
2. Is it right to use genetic screening as a tool to keep tabs on their prospective enrollees?
3. Is it right to have a second child for the sole purpose of using that child’s genetic material to cure an existing child?
4. Is it right that they would risk having another child inflicted with the same disease in order to possibly save their current child?
5. Is it right for a medical counselor to question the motives behind a couple seeking to have a second child (legally parents have a fundamental right to have children – the motives behind the decision are mostly irrelevant?)
Central Ethical Issue
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1a. Act utilitarianism- this theory of utilitarianism basically states that a person’s action is morally right if and only if that person’s action creates more happiness than any other option that could be acted on. This is saying that no matter what the law or rule is in any circumstance if the option you choose to act on creates the most happiness for everyone involved then it is automatically the best option for that person to pursue. For example it is late at night and you are taking your wife to the hospital because she is sick, you come across a fresh red light at a completely empty intersection. In act utilitarianism it would be right thing to do to run the red light to get your wife to the hospital before she would if you waited. This decision makes you happier because your wife is safer, it makes your wife happier