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Selecting for Disability and the Welfare of the Child

Stephen Wilkinson

in Choosing Tomorrow's Children: The Ethics of Selective Reproduction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199273966
eISBN:
9780191706585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273966.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses two questions. First, is there anything wrong with deliberately creating a child with a disability (such as deafness)? Second, what is the proper role of child welfare ... More


Choosing One for the Sake of Another

Stephen Wilkinson

in Choosing Tomorrow's Children: The Ethics of Selective Reproduction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199273966
eISBN:
9780191706585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273966.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter starts by evaluating the Cost of Care Argument. This is a further argument against selecting for disability, one that (unlike those considered in Chapter 3) relies not on appeals to the ... More


PND, Reproductive Choices, and Care

Ilana Löwy

in Tangled Diagnoses: Prenatal Testing, Women, and Risk

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226534121
eISBN:
9780226534268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534268.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 6 focuses on reproductive decisions of women aware of the presence of a hereditary condition in their family. Prenatal diagnosis originated in a wish to prevent the transmission of hereditary ... More


Commentary: Are ‘Brave’ Parents Practicing Eugenics, Enhancement, or Something Else?

Michelle L. McGowan

in The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682676
eISBN:
9780191763168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Expert bioethics discourse on human enhancement may be informed and grounded by the perspectives of users of so-called enhancement technologies, such as preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). ... More


Ethical Constraints on Allowing or Causing the Existence of People with Disabilities

David Wasserman

in Disability and Disadvantage

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199234509
eISBN:
9780191809804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234509.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter deals with parental virtue or familial virtue and reproductive decision-making, particularly when the potential child has some impairment. There is a moral asymmetry between actions that ... More


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