Choosing Between Possible Lives: Law and Ethics of Prenatal by Rosamund Scott

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By Rosamund Scott

Glossy advances in clinical technology recommend that, sooner or later, potential mom and dad may be in a position to, in a few situations, opt for the actual and highbrow attributes in their offspring. This ebook examines the moral and felony arguments that allows you to be introduced into play if and whilst mom and dad search to make such offerings.

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42 To give an example of general relevance to medical law and ethics compatible with this analysis, autonomy is an important value in the medical treatment context. From it flow the interests in self-determination and bodily integrity, which in turn underpin the moral and legal right to consent to and refuse medical treatment. With regard to decisions in reproduction, the important value we are considering is that of reproductive autonomy. From it flows an interest in choosing to accept or avoid reproduction as well as an interest — which is of particular concern here — in having some say, either by prenatal screening, PND and selective abortion or, in a different way, PGD, in the kind of child who may be born.

Fourth, given that the assistance of various medical and scientific parties will be required in this process, are their interests or concerns relevant? Fifth (referring back to the discussion in Chapter 1), what might people who have impairments think about this kind of selection and to what extent should we take their views into account? Sixth, whatever people might think about the moral permissibility of such practices, does society have the right to proscribe them or should they instead be legalised?

38 To elaborate viability. It is fair to say that on this latter approach the moral significance of viability is assumed to depend upon its natural attainment. 37 For further discussion see Scott, above n 31, Ch 1. 38 J Raz ‘Right-based Moralities’ in J Waldron (ed), Theories of Rights (Oxford: OUP, 1984), 182, especially 186–95. Columns Design Ltd / Job: Scott / Division: 3ScottCh1_final /Pg. 39 Moreover, (simplifying a complex argument) he suggests that given that society at large is involved in facilitating the existence of the conditions that enable the pursuit of an autonomous life, it is unlikely that the interest of any one individual can justify imposing such an onerous duty on so many.

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