The Pros And Cons Of Genetic Testing

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Whereas Julian Savulesco, an ethicist, “says that people should be free to choose their children’s traits.” He suggests that the couple should be given all the correct information to help them make the right decision. So they should be given all the accurate test results so they can decide which child will have the best life possible. His main argument is that the couples are the ones entitled to the decision of which embryo to select. Whether they want a child without any genetic disorder or whether they do, it’s their choice. Whereas, a physician, Samuel D. Hensley, “condemns foetal genetic testing … and PGD … on ethical and religious grounds.” He believes that selecting against embryos without genetic disease completely ignores the unborn child. Hensley takes a more religious stance in comparison to the 0ther viewpoints and he believe that PGD and all forms of genetic testing is “playing God.” Physicians: Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, University of Melbourne, C. Cameron and R. Williamson, believe that PGD is ethical as the embryos aren’t developed and it hasn’t been transmitted into mother’s womb, therefore, the mother is not attached to the child. They feel different to Kilner, as they think couples shouldn’t be discriminated against because they choose to terminate a disabled child just like disabled children shouldn’t be discriminated against.14 After all the research I have done, I feel that I am sitting on the fence. It seems useful for couples who

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