The Pros And Cons Of Prenatal Testing

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Prenatal genetic testing has been a source of controversy over the past few years, and is increasing as medical technology develops. The arguments supporting prenatal testing verses advocates that are pro life no matter what, is under great pressure to decide if prenatal tests are ethical. Bonnie Steinbock, a professor of Health Policy and Philosophy at the University of Albany, and Hank Greely, head of Stanford’s center for Law and Biosciences, both argue against prenatal genetic testing. They both believe that prenatal testing can promote abortion. Although they both share the same viewpoint on how individuals should not use prenatal testing, Greely writes a more persuading and convincing argument due to fewer fallacies. Bonnie Steinbock, a professor of health policy and philosophy at the University at Albany, believes that prenatal testing for potential genetic disorders cannot be justified. She argues that it is almost impossible to determine future life quality with medical advances. In the article, “Prenatal testing for adult-onset conditions is not beneficial” (2009), she claims that prenatal testing is “dubious.” How can a test be helpful for signs of cancer, or diabetes, yet be dubious? This may be confusing to readers since she gives a vague example, and does not have any evidence to back up her claims.
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