What Are Parents For?: Reproductive Ethics after the Nonidentity Problem
Hastings Center Report, Volume 40, Number 2,pp. 37-47.
By Bernard G. Prusak
Bioethicists often use the “nonidentity problem”—the idea that a child
born with a disability would actually be a different child if she were
born without the disability—to defend parents’ rights to have whatever
children they want. After all, a child is not harmed by being brought
into the world with a disability; without the disability, she would not
be brought into the world at all. But what happens if we turn the moral
question around and ask, not about the benefits and harms to the child,
but just about parental obligations? Will that lead to a different view
of reproductive decisions?
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