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My Sister's Keeper Analysis

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My Sister`s Keeper
Jasneet Kaur
1. My Sister`s Keeper explores the moral, practical and emotional complication of putting one human being in pain or in danger for the well of another. Discuss the different kinds of ethical problems that Anna, as the “designer baby,” presents in this story.
“My Sister`s Keeper,” explores the moral, practical and emotional complications of putting one human being in pain or in danger for the wellbeing of another. There are many different kinds of ethical problems that Anna, as the “designer baby,” is the role she plays in her family, loyalty, illness, and medical ethics, and rights. Anna believes that her only role is to be a donor for Kate. Therefore, she wants to sue her parents for rights of her own body.
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I believe Anna was right to listen to Kate because she passed away knowing that she was not going to live and was not going to be put someone’s life in danger to save her own. I believe what she did was right because Anna was brought into the world to be a genetic match for her older sister, Kate, who suffers from acute leukemia. Her sister's dependency on her, Anna was unable to live the life she wants. Anna in and out of the hospital constantly, she cannot take part in extracurricular activities such as cheerleading or soccer. Knowing that she will have to donate one of her kidneys to her sister, Anna sues her parents for medical emancipation and the rights to her own body. Believing that she would not survive the surgery, Kate wants to die. Anna wins the case, and due to her sister's wishes does not donate her kidney. In conclusion , it shows that Anna not only fulfilled her sisters wishes, but also stood up for herself because she did not want to go under the knife, and go through a painful process not knowing what could possibly happen to her. It not only shows a symbolic sisters role, but also elaborates on equality for justice, and personally rights. Therefore, I do believe what she did for herself and her sister was the right thing to do because she did not deserve to go through such a difficult
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