In the ever-changing world of science, in vitro fertilization has taken fertility to another level. In “Test-Tube Babies: Solution or Problem?” Ruth Hubbard describes just how in vitro fertilization works and the many risks factors the procedure brings with it. Hubbard gives her audience statistical evidence of women with unsuccessful pregnancies then follows it with historical evidence about the first women to ever receive in vitro Louise Brown in July, 1978. Although one might conclude that Hubbard would support in vitro she makes a shocking statement “But as a woman, a feminist, and a biologist, I am opposed to using it and developing it further.” Using rhetorical appeals Hubbard attempts to convince her audience that we should not support
Jessica Cohen, a graduate of Yale, has written the essay “Grade A: The Market for a Women’s Eggs” regarding her experience on donating her eggs to a fastidious infertile couple. The primary reason for her consideration was $25,000 that the couple was willing to pay for the right donor. Although such large amount of money sounds extraordinary to a college student, Cohen wasn’t qualified for the couple’s satisfaction due to her credentials therefore Cohen would not be creating their “perfect child”. She explains many viewpoints of the process of egg donation, health risks correlating with egg donation, and the medical process of conception from donated eggs. After all, creating the ideal child is too easy especially if the person can afford it.
The argument of whether organ donors should be compensated for their efforts has become a heated topic. The two sides of the argument have equally valid points, but one must look to the benefit of not only the organ recipients, but also to the donors and to their well-being. There are more ways than one to get the desired organs, not all of them legal in the least. The exploitation of the poor that would accompany the choice of paying people for organ donation would most likely be devastating. Ultimately, organ donation should remain a gift between the donor and the recipient to reduce the chance of exploitation of any participants.
The major issue in the move Jurassic Park is that of cloning. There are many ethical issues that are a concern for many people. One of these issues is whether or not cloning should be done in the first place. Another of the issues facing the cloning process today would be the cost involved as well as the potential ecological impact the cloned animals could face or cause.
Rhetorical Purpose: To inform the audience about what adoption looks like in today’s society, including what it is, an overview of the process, and the prevalence in the media.
In the essay, Risk Free Life by Leonard Pitts, the author explains that a risk free life is not only impossible, but not fulfilling. People can’t have a life without risks in it or else they would be living in a bubble. Pitts illustrates both sides of this debatable idea by discussing the pros and cons of genetically selecting babies to prevent Alzheimer’s. Although the author is sympathetic to the mother’s decision, he points out that trying to achieve a risk free life and reducing risk is not only impossible but can also reduce life’s pleasures.
Throughout the past few years, the organization Planned Parenthood has gone through an overabundance of controversy and fabrications. Planned Parenthood is one of the world’s largest healthcare providers, offering sexual education and reproductive health care to over five million women and men worldwide every year. The majority of the group’s opposition contests it for the notion that they provide unwarranted and immoral abortion procedures. However, only 3% of Planned Parenthood’s services are abortion procedures. The rest of the the organization’s amenities include STI/STD testing, cervical cancer screening, breast exams, Pap tests, and more immensely crucial healthcare facilities for the men and women of America. Last year, a string of heavily
Many people would argue that if the government were to stop funding Planned Parenthood that thousands of women would lose access to the medical care they need, but this is simply not true. There are alternative options to Planned Parenthood that provide safe primary care treatment, contraception, sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing, and cancer screenings. In the article “If Planned Parenthood goes, where do women go?” Charles C. Camosy, an associate professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University, states, “Rather than the one-size-fits-all franchise approach of Planned Parenthood, these community health centers nicely embody the principle of subsidiarity in responding to the diverse local needs of women — whether in
but one of the most arguable topics of all time is the use of embryonic stem cells. Some
Women play a major role in Hispanic households. They are not expected to become doctors, lawyers, engineers, or architects. Growing up, I found myself constantly arguing with my parents. I would get upset as soon as their explanations ended with “because you are a girl.” It was unfair they made me do things that my brothers were also capable of doing. I felt as if I did not have a voice because I had to do what was expected of me.
Aging is not something you can control, therefore couples who are not able to have children look for alternatives such as IVF. Age affects the ability for women to bare their own child, especially when they reach the age of 40. At this point it reduces fertility and differentiates the considerable potential of being a child carrier. It increases the risk of miscarriage, complications during and after pregnancy and childbirth. The child will most likely have birth defect and genetic abnormalities, unlike in young women. IVF is advocated for mid-aged women, because it stimulates the ovaries and it is a reliable alternative of possibly being a parent. Nevertheless, if the IVF inquiry cannot produce any more healthy eggs, there are substitute options such as finding an egg donor, vice versa with her partner. Aging is something that you cannot stop and in my opinion it shouldn’t be the factor for having children, which is one of the reasons why IVF was developed. The route to being a parent can require a lot of process, although I believe in what IVF can offer due to its successful
In vitro fertilization is the process by which an egg is fertilized by sperm outside of the body and then the embryo or embryos are then transferred to the uterus. This process has been used since the 1970’s and doctors keep finding ways to improve it. People worldwide have a very divided opinions about the use of IVF. Some see it as an opportunity to have a family and being able to have kids at an age where they feel comfortable enough, instead of having kids at an early age because of the risks that they would have if they wait. Women also have a better chance of getting their preferred job position if they know that they do not have to decide between a healthy baby or their job. While some people belief that by using IVF the people are destroying the natural cycle of life. They belief that a baby should be born through a natural process and that by using IVF the people are “playing God”. They also argue that IVF “dehumanize women and reduce them to empty vessels waiting to be filled with babies for the benefit of men” (Farris Naff 19). They believe that women go through the process of IVF because they want to satisfy their partner instead of themselves.Even though, IVF can be convenient for women, it is known that IVF can have some bad outcomes to some. Some women have complications after starting their IVF process, “one of the major complications we
Thank you Senator Boxer for your time. I hope you take into consideration the difference you can make, and vote yes for therapeutic and reproductive
Egg freezing, however, is not yet routine and still has a certain social stigma attached to it. Issues in freezing and thawing of human eggs center on the
Overpopulation. It is a word that makes politicians wince, and is often described as the "elephant in the room" in discussions about the future of the planet. It is clear to all of us that the planet is not expanding. There is only so much space on Earth, not to mention only so many resources – food, water, and energy – that can support a human population. So a growing human population must pose some kind of a threat to the well-being of planet Earth, mustn 't it?Currently, we as a population use up most of the resources how we please, waste, and even pollute. Our plan is to feed and to breed. The fertility rate has all of a sudden gone up incredibly over the past decade. Yes, we are getting overpopulated but there is no way we can control that.We simply cannot just kill every other baby that is born. Imagine every year how many graduates there are in different universities, college school from different countries. They all need a job, they all need to carry on in their life but we are so limited in our jobs because our world is so overpopulated. According to science, Earth’s capacity is measured around 9-10 billion people. The planet doesn’t have all the resources for all billions of people to use right now. It’s really hard to say whether our world is overpopulated or not. Yes, there are areas of the world that have a billion citizens like China but poor countries only have 1/3 of the population that Canada has. We as people are not playing god. We have rules and laws