Huntingtons disease

Title: Huntingtons disease
Category: /Recreation & Sports/Health Care
Details: Words: 841 | Pages: 3 (approximately 235 words/page)
Huntingtons disease
In "Genetics and Reproductive Risk: Can having children be immoral," L.M Purdy discusses the notion that the recent advances in reproductive technology impose a moral obligation on individuals to prevent the birth of "affected" babies that will not have a "minimally satisfying life." There are, however, several assumptions that the author makes in reaching the conclusion that having "affected" children is immoral. The author makes the claim that people with Huntington's disease are unlikely …showed first 75 words of 841 total…
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…showed last 75 words of 841 total…author claims that mandatory testing will be beneficial because it can help produce healthy children, yet assumes that all pregnant women at risk will get tested. If testing becomes mandatory many woman who avoid testing, either out of the fear of knowing if they have the disease or that they will pressured into terminating the pregnancy, many woman may avoid prenatal care all together, thus imposing more health risks on the fetus and the mother.

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