Ethics, Sexual Orientation, and Choices about Children

Review by Helen Sivey
In Volume 4, Issue 1
Special Issue: Queer and There

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Title:
Ethics, Sexual Orientation, and Choices about Children
Author: 
Timothy F. Murphy
Publisher: 
MIT Press (2012)
ISBN:
9780262018050

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.'

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