PGD is known as pre-implantation genetic diagnosing. I do not think it is ethical to design and conceive a child that meets specific genetic requirements. I do not feel that this is an ethical reason to conceive a child. Rather, I believe all children should be seen as blessings or gifts, not sacrificial genetic progeny.
However, in cases where PGD is …show more content…
Both sisters’ selflessness created a strong bond between the two. The knowledge that Anna was conceived to save Kate does not affect their strong relationship with each other. Anna only wanted Kate to have the ability to control her own body, while Kate only wanted to be Anna’s savior.
Do you think the parents went too far in their concern for Kate by making Anna a savior for Kate? When is it too far to save one child by using the body of another? By taking umbilical cord blood? Bone marrow transplants? Kidney donation? After Anna has spoken up in opposition to any further use of her body?
I absolutely think the parents went too far in their concern for Kate by making Anna a savior for Kate. “Savior” is a misleading word. I think the word, “sufferer” is more appropriate. The treatments that Anna underwent to be a donor for her sister were painful. I think the parents went too far the moment they decided to hand pick a “designer baby” that would be a constant sacrifice or sufferer. I would like to think that no parent