Review by Helen SiveyIn Volume 4, Issue 1
Special Issue: Queer and There
Ethics, Sexual Orientation, and Choices about Children
Timothy F. Murphy
MIT Press (2012)
Helen Sivey: 'Should prospective parents have the right to choose embryos on the basis of whether they have gay genes? This is the central bioethical question Timothy F. Murphy explores in this book; his answer, ultimately, is yes. Murphy acknowledges from the outset that this is an entirely hypothetical question - no such discovery has been made, nor is it likely to be. Yet positing this question itself raises interesting questions.'