Paradox Of Harm Case Study

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Consult the textbook, Chapter 5. Write a coherent document in which you answer the following questions. What is the Paradox of Harm? Apply it to creation of babies by IVF or cloning. What is the Paradox of harm? According to the textbook the paradox of harm is the idea that someone can be harmed just by being born. This idea is used because some people think that when using in vitro fertilization the chances of the child or children having disabilities is raised and if a women has a child or children and knows that they will most likely have a disability should the parents be held responsible for not terminating the pregnancy. I think that there are many different reasons that people could be for or against IVF or cloning, but I think most of people concerns come from not being very well educated on the subject. In my opinion I think that one of the main reasons people are against IVF or cloning of embryos is that there is a higher chance of an abortion. During in vitro fertilization there is a chance of multiple pregnancies and if there are multiple babies a lot of times the doctors will recommend a reduction of babies because of the likely hood of disabilities in the…show more content…
In my opinion it was very sad reading the stories of the older women who decided to become pregnant through IVF and ended up passing away when their child or children wasn 't even eighteen years old. It takes a lot to take care of a child and it would not be easy for anyone to take care of a child at the age of some of the women in the examples in the textbook. Children need someone who can run and play and properly take care of them and I do not think any normal elderly man or women would be able to do that. Again some could use the argument of the paradox of harm for these situations of elderly women having babies because they can not properly give them the attention they
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