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Reproductive technologies have the power to shape the future of the human race If used responsibly they can improve the quality of life for everyone and greatly reduce genetic disease Married couples that arent able to have children are given the ability to use their own genes to create a child of their own These technologies can also allow parents to choose the physical and even mental attributes of their children although parents could go overboard with this Despite whether these technologies are beneficial or not controversy arises when the decision comes to how much they should be regulated Some people want the technology banned altogether while others want loose regulations or none at all Most people stand somewhere in between these two extreme positions Richard Taylor in Reproductive Medicine and Ethics supports these reproductive technologies He is against traditional ethics and favors situation ethics when it comes to this controversial issue By supporting the situationist the writer believes that our actions should be governed not by fixed rules of whatever supposed origin but by their likely outcome given the situations in which we are called upon to act Taylor 4 He goes on to say that there will always be some situations where moral rules need to be disregarded Taylor doesnt state his opinion often in the article and mainly explains how reproductive technology has evolved In contrast Superior People is against this technology This author who is anonymous sees these new technologies as selling people He compares this to selling blacks by quoting an advertisement long ago that had a choice cargo of about 150 fine healthy NEGROES for sale quoted in Superior 1 The writer completes the comparison by quoting an advertisement of today in which a wealthy family needed an egg donor with many requirements height high SAT score no medical issues The disagreement between these two articles is all about ethics and whether creating people in a petri
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