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Ethical Questions

Pregnancy

Should the body of a woman, who is in a vegetative state and kept alive by life support, be used to incubate an unborn child?[1][2][3]
At what point in the pregnancy should the woman's body be allowed to pass on?

Prenatal Genetic Testing

If, through genetic testing, a woman finds out that her child will have infant Tay-Sachs disease, would it be wrong for her to terminate the pregnancy?[4]

Chronic Pain

If a person has chronic crippling pain that medicines have no effect on, would it be evil to assist in their passing?[5][6]

Genetically Modified Organisms

Should a GMO be introduced into an environment if the GMO is known to kill off native species?
For what purposes would this be found acceptable?

Disease

Should a pharmaceutical company test the rate of HIV infection by testing known HIV positive patients and how fast they spread the virus to their non-infected partners?

References

  1. http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-06-15-saving-baby-cover_x.htm
  2. http://www.onlineshawnee.com/stories/092897/new_ventilator.html
  3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11651609
  4. http://www.thecbc.org/redesigned/research_display.php?id=51
  5. http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/41/23/25
  6. http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/consumer/patient/chap1.htm
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