Is ‘Assisted Reproduction’ Reproduction?

Philosophical Quarterly 68 (270):138-157 (2018)

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Monika Piotrowska
State University of New York, Albany
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With an increasing number of ways to ‘assist’ reproduction, some bioethicists have started to wonder what it takes to become a genetic parent. It is widely agreed that sharing genes is not enough to substantiate the parent–offspring relation, but what is? Without a better understanding of the concept of reproduction, our thinking about parent–offspring relations and the ethical issues surrounding them risk being unprincipled. Here, I address that problem by offering a principled account of reproduction—the Overlap, Development and Persistence account—which I believe best captures the meaning of ‘genetic parenthood’.
Keywords bioethics  genetic parenthood  mitochondrial donation  philosophy of biology  reproduction
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DOI 10.1093/pq/pqx032
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