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Running head:ETHICS EXAM1Ethics ExamEvahanna D CruzStark State College
Ethics Exam2Ethics Exam1.Suppose that we only have two options for this scenario in the aborting daughters caseanalysis:(1) refrain from killing foetuses due to their gender so society will not bedamaged; or (2) practice sex-selection abortion to benefit the desires of having a son forreligious or economic reasons. According to the utilitarianism view, which one would bedeemed morally permissible? As a act-utilitarian, we might reason like this: Action 2would probably result in a net gain of happiness, everyone considered. Letting the peoplechoose what gender of a baby they want to keep would make hundreds of people happybecause they get what they want. People are more satisfied with life when they receivewhat they want or planned. It also would benefit those who are religious and believe thatmales will benefit them economically. On the downside, Action 2 would guarantee thatthousands of innocent children would be aborted due to just being a certain gender. Thiscould possibly cause a negative impact on society by dominimately have a malepopulation. But all things considered, Action 2 seems as if it would produce morehappiness than unhappiness. Action 1 would make people feel as if they have no controlover their families, especially those who have already been practicing this for years.Those who believe that males benefit them economically and favor having males forreligious reasons, may be upset if they find out their having a girl, resulting inunhappiness. Action 2, therefore would be produce the most happiness and thereforewould be the morally right option using the act-utilitarian. As a rule-utilitarian, you mightmake a different choice. You would have to figure out what rules would apply to thesituation you’re in and determine which one would yield the most utility. Suppose youmust choose between Rule 1 and 2. Rule 1 says, “Do not kill innocent fetuses to benefityour own religious beliefs or economic beliefs.” Rules 2 says, “Killing innocent fetuses is
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Term
Spring
Professor
ArtMoyer
Tags
Ethics, Laws of war, jus ad bellum

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