Critical Thinking Paper Sisters Keeper

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Critical Thinking Paper
I. Identification
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
Is it right to have a
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| Potential Newborn | In this option this baby has the potential of being born with the same disease but if it does not the newborn has a chance of saving Michelle’s life and live a normal life of it own. | In this option the newborn baby is never born and therefore has no stake in the option. | In this option the newborn baby would be born healthy and go on to live a healthy life, since acute childhood lymphoma leukemia would kill the other child so quickly the newborn probably wouldn’t be old enough to carry a great amount of grief. | In this option the newborn baby is never born and therefore has no stake in the option. |

IV. Application
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

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