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Choosing Tomorrow's Children: The Ethics of Selective Reproduction

Stephen Wilkinson


To what extent should parents be allowed to use selection technologies (such as preimplantation genetic diagnosis) to determine the characteristics of their children? And is there something morally wrong with parents who wish to do this? Choosing Tomorrow's Children provides answers to these questions. In particular, the book applies the techniques of philosophical bioethics to address issues raised by selective reproduction, the practice of choosing between different possible future persons by selecting or deselecting (for example) embryos, eggs, and sperm. It offers answers to questions incl ... More

Keywords: philosophical bioethics, children, disability, eugenics, deaf parents, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, selective reproduction, saviour sibling, sex selection, selection technologies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199273966
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273966.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Wilkinson, author
Keele University
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