My Sister 's Keeper By Sara And Brian Breslin Essay

1649 Words May 5th, 2015 7 Pages
In the movie My Sister’s Keeper, Sara and Brian Breslin make the decision to conceive their daughter Ana through in vitro to donate compatible organs to their daughter Kate who suffers from acute promyelocytic leukemia. The ethical issue in this movie is the decision Ana’s parents made to go through with genetic pre-implementation with the specific goal of saving their older daughter Kate. The moral agent, Ana, faces moral obligations to save her sister by serving as an organ bank. She is at the center of an ethical dilemma as she has to decide what is best for her and her family. She is has to make life changing decisions that can cause health complications down the road and affect the dynamic of her family. At age 15, Kate goes into renal failure and a kidney donation from her sister Ana can save her life. Ana begins to think about her dreams and the challenges that she can potentially face if she does donate one of her kidneys. In an effort to gain the rights to her own body, Ana files a lawsuit against her parents. In this paper, I will argue that the philosophers would have not supported the parent’s decision to genetically engineer their daughter. In order to prove it is an immoral action on behalf of Ana’s parents, I will discuss Mill’s Utilitarianism and Kant’s Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals to further support my position.
The first step towards showing that Kant would disagree with the decision Ana’s parents made to conceive her to save their older…

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