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Suppose that a woman would like to have a child, but is currently suffering from rubella. If she conceives now, the rubella virus will likely cause her child to have a serious intellectual disability. If she waits three months to conceive, this risk will have passed. Most people think that this woman should defer conception, at least if she can do so at little cost.They accept that she has a moral reason to defer conception. She may also have reasons pushing in the other direction. ...



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Ethics in the Contemporary World



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genetic selection, genetic ethics, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, reproductive ethics, applied ethics