Existing Argument: Response Cohen's Harm To Children

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Interest in Existing Argument is the response Cohen gives to proponents of her Harm to Children Argument, to whom which uses these new reproductive technologies. Cohen’s critique of these proponents of new reproductive technologies is, she believes that it is better to be alive than not to be, even if there is health risks to children conceived through IVF. Cohen believes that serious illness and defects are not necessarily a deterring cause (with the exception of serous cases) because, its better to be alive than to not exist at all. "…in almost all cases, better to be alive than not, and these children would not be alive but for the employment of these techniques, using them to bring these children into the world is justified." (textbook

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