Reproductive genetic testing and the ethics of parenting
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

This paper examines whether and to what extent parents are morally bound to seek reproductive genetic testing. It is concluded that, with rare exceptions, there is no requirement in parenting to seek or accept reproductive genetic testing if the only actions facilitated by such testing are abortion, selective conception or remaining childless. Commitments to other family members or to oneself can provide other, morally or prudentially compelling reasons to elect genetic testing and selective abortion in these circumstances.

Author(s): 
Faden, Ruth
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Journal Abbreviation: 
Fetal. Diagn. Ther.
Publication Date: 
1993-04
Publication Year: 
1993
Pages: 
142-147
Volume: 
8
Issue: 
Suppl. 1
ISSN: 
1015-3837
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 11653013

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Ruth Faden. 1993-04. "Reproductive genetic testing and the ethics of parenting." Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy 8: Suppl. 1: 142-147.

Wikipedia Citation

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