When parents look for a "better" child (reproductive choices and genetic planning)

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  • Vera Lúcia Raposo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15168/2284-4503-796

Parole chiave:

Enhancement, genetic determinism, offspring selection, reproductive decisions, reproductive rights

Abstract

The focus of this paper is on the selection of apparently neutral characteristics, refused in several jurisdictions, namely in Europe. The reasons for such refusals are considered in this paper. However, arguments such as the difficulty in distinguishing apparently neutral features from others that are health-related, the recognition that some features are not so neutral after all, and the discredit of genetic determinism are counterarguments that may lead to a different assessment of non-health related reproductive decisions. The premise of this paper is that the prohibition of parental reproductive choices for selecting non-health related features should be reassessed due to the fragility of the arguments invoked against them.

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2021-05-12

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Raposo VL. When parents look for a "better" child (reproductive choices and genetic planning). BioLaw [Internet]. 12 maggio 2021 [citato 23 aprile 2024];(1S):407-2. Available at: https://teseo.unitn.it/biolaw/article/view/1638

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Views into the future