In the article, The Case for Eugenics in a Nutshell, Marian Van Court claims that “human intelligence is largely hereditary”. This is a very unusual statement because intelligence depends on a large amount of factors, not on genetics. Human intelligence cannot be hereditary. For starters, when a child is being created, the genes of two people are mixed together, but there is assurance that the child will not be exactly like either parent (Ridley 12). This might explain that the intelligence of the parents won’t be passed down to the child when the offspring cannot even be so similar to parent.
Topic Sentence (1 comprehensive and complete sentence that deals with 1 topic only) Unlike surrogacy, adoptive parents do not always have the option of a unborn child. a) With adopting you can become a parent by adopting from someone you know, through a currently pregnant stranger, through an agency, or even adopting children from a spouse’s previous marriage. Intended parents, similarly to surrogacy intended parents, come to this decision after realizing that they cannot conceive on their own. These children will not be genetically related to their new parents but they will be wanted all the same. b) With most adoptions you have a genetic history of the parents of your new child, and in some cases, you have no background information.
The fear and misconception that vaccines are harmful puts not only children at risk, but the future population as well. Many people today might think of measles as a disease of the past because it’s no longer “around”; however, this does not mean that the measles disease is gone forever. A study was done in March of 2016, to evaluate the association between vaccine refusals and the measles epidemic. Scientist evaluated eighteen published measles studies which described 1,416 measles cases and more than half, 56.8%, had no history of measles vaccination. This proves that the phenomenon of vaccine refusal was associated with an increased risk for measles among people who refuse vaccines and among fully vaccinated individuals (Phadke et al.).
While the first part of their conclusion is correct, there are still some flaws. They say embryos are complete humans because they have their own distinct genetic code and the fact the embryo will become a full human in just nine months. Embryos are just incomplete humans but they are still humans. Now, the idea that an abortion is fine if the woman’s life is questionable. While it is desirable to save both the baby and the mother, sometimes only one can be saved.
Several religions morally oppose vaccines such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Amish, Judaism and also some members of the Christian faith. “The First Amendment of the US Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”” (“Should Any Vaccines,” 2015). These arguments support the view against mandatory vaccines. These arguments seem valid but the reality is that not all diseases have completely disappeared therefore, vaccinations are still extremely important and viewed as necessary. While some diseases have relatively disappeared, a parent should want their child vaccinated to protect themselves and others, including future generations.
If life was not started at conception in these cases and scientifically the unborn child could not be having any thoughts or actions running through the brain the argument would be stronger to persuade the anti-abortion side. Personally, taking away an unborn living thinking fetus’s rights just because we cannot hear them or see them physically does not seem justified. In case eight I do not see how women can just say “well it is nice of me to share my body so I will or I will not because I don’t have to,” when they have a person breathing and thinking inside of them that could be the next inventor or great doctor of the world. For Thompson to be more persuasive to the opposing side she should try discounting life at conception and arguing how the fetus can not have thoughts, therefore it cannot have desires or rights because the unborn person is 100% reliant on its mother and therefore her right has to superior to the unborn child because this fetus cannot perform one single task without the help of its
McMahan explains that a sperm and ovum are not developed as a human like us, therefore, we are not killing a being only preventing one from existing. The fetus is not the same human organism that we are this is why killing it would not be morally wrong. HESC (harvest embryonic stem cells) research shows that people do not see the embryo as having the same moral rights as we do. In other words, fetuses are not believed to have an equivalent moral status compared to adult humans, but we do not act this way. Furthermore, embryos are used for assisted conception leaving many of them frozen preventing them from existing or being killed off (McMahan, 188).
Tina Mak PSY101 Mon,Wed,Fri 12:30-1:20 Professor Kelley September 18,2015 Should Parents Avoid Vaccinating their Children? Parents and adults around the world have been very cautious when it comes to vaccinating their children. Some parents believe that vaccinations cause their child to have autism, while there are parents who believe children should get vaccinations to prevent diseases and viral infections. Amanda Gardner from Health Day Reporter states that “As long as vaccinations against disease have been around, there have been die-hard opponents convinced that these shots do more harm than good.” If parents do not vaccinate their children, then how are children going to fight off infections that they come in contact with? Researchers have concluded that vaccines are good for the health.
Anti-vaccine supporters strongly protest against vaccines primarily because they contain harmful ingredients. Indeed, this is true, but many pro-vaccine supporters urge that these ingredients are found in such minuscule quantities that they are deemed harmless. In fact, they claim that “Children are exposed to more aluminum in breast milk and infant formula than they are exposed to in vaccines.” Not to mention, the CDC and the FDA insist that vaccines are thoroughly tested and made safe. Although countless anti-vaccine protesters believe that vaccines are the origin of many autism cases, there is no definite evidence proving a link between vaccinations and autism. In 1998, scientist Andrew Wakefield published an article stating that his experiment has proven that vaccines cause autism.
But right now one size fits all for everybody is not working”(The doctors,2008). Julia states that “vaccination is a medical procedure that should have questions prier to getting a vaccination.”(The doctors.2008). On the other hand, Dr.Jim Sears argues that Vaccination can be related to Autism, but its not the main factor, there are many other factors that cause Autism, where these factors are unknown. Dr.Sears states that “many children get this disease without getting vaccinated”(The Doctors.2008). In his statement Dr.Sears states that preventing child vaccination won’t protect your child from getting diagnosed with
Similar reductions were estimated to occur in influenza-related mortality and economic costs. Why Some Parents Are Against It A number of parents fear the government forcing them to vaccinate their children. These parents are anti-vaccine for a variety of reasons. Parents built their arguments against immunization on the strength of the naturally acquired immune system. Childhood diseases were not perceived as a threat but as part of the natural way to reinforce the body.
The Hela cells have protected my family from being exposed to the polio- virus. It is amazing that this discovery will have a major impact for years to come. But it is sad that Henrietta was unaware that her life and her children’s lives would be immortal and live on for many years to come. It is good that “Informed consent” is required now days, so that we are somewhat aware of the things that would be done while we are being examined and studied for cures and prevention of many other viruses. I would not mind if my name would become a legacy and an impact on saving other lives in the world.
fend for themselves, despite being relatives to one of the most important individuals’ in cell-line history. Now, knowing the full potential of these cells, the question arises of why the Lacks family was not told of the cells by the scientists themselves. Many possibilities arise, but the main one is that the existence of the cells would have gone against the wishes of the family. The sample of the tumor was taken before Henrietta died, but permission to perform tests was only requested after her death. Additionally, the permission was initially not granted by Day, her husband, to perform any additional test on her body.
People also claim that vaccines cause Autism (Horton, 2010). The National Alliance for Autism funded a research study to see if the MMR vaccine was linked to Autism and no relationship was found (Autism and Vaccines, 2004) This claim has been disproven by multiple tests and studies, however people still believe. Despite having no correlation between the two, fear as taken control of the minds of individuals. Instead of thinking clearly and rationally, people are using this an excuse to distort reality and cause false panic in the minds of parents. This in turn puts their children at risk and the lives of others also.
If every child is vaccinated, it lowers the risks of the non vaccinated child to come to school, creating a safe and healthy environment for everyone. The reason for this new law is the recent measles outbreak that occurred in disneyland. Specialists argue that if vaccines were required for everyone to have, the measles outbreak wouldn 't have spread so far. “The overwhelming number of people who have gotten infected, particularly among the children, are children that have not been vaccinated, because parents, for reasons that are really not based on any scientific data, just don’t want their children to be vaccinated,”