Preimplantation genetic diagnosis and rational choice under risk or uncertainty

Journal of Medical Ethics 40 (11):774-778 (2014)

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Tomasz Zuradzki
Jagiellonian University
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In this paper I present an argument in favour of a parental duty to use preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). I argue that if embryos created in vitro were able to decide for themselves in a rational manner, they would sometimes choose PGD as a method of selection. Couples, therefore, should respect their hypothetical choices on a principle similar to that of patient autonomy. My thesis shows that no matter which moral doctrine couples subscribe to, they ought to conduct the PGD procedure in the situations when it is impossible to implant all of the created embryos and if there is a significant risk for giving birth to a child with a serious condition.
Keywords preimplantation genetic diagnosis  in vitro fertilization  autonomy  rationality
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DOI 10.1136/medethics-2013-101470
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