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The most recent meetings of this class have been concerned with the topic of genetic engineering, specifically the practice of pre-implementation genetic diagnosis (PGD). We watched the film Gattaca , which strongly opposed the use of PGD as a type of discrimination. We were also asked to read Colin Gavaghan’s “Off-The-Peg Offspring in the Genetic Supermarket”, which attempted to moderate the oppositional stance of Gattaca by presenting various arguments that both counter and defend PGD. I propose this argument: P1: PGD unfairly disadvantages and unfairly gives advantages to individuals. P1: We should not unfairly disadvantage or unfairly give advantages to as many individuals as we can. C: We should not practice PGD. By showing how PGD unfairly gives advantages and disadvantages people, I will attempt to show that PGD is unethical and therefore should not be practiced. Both Gattaca and Gavaghan’s article discuss the inequality created by PGD; one might say PGD is to the human race what steroids are to sports. In the different stadiums and playing fields
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