Deborah and Ariel Levy told an Oregon court that prenatal testing they received said little Kalanit did not have Down Syndrome. The Levy said that they were devastated when Kalanit was diagnosed after she was born. $2.9 million for saying you would have killed your child in the womb if you had only known." Having worked in a middle school assisting in special education, I can see this causing a bias and preventing objectivity in certain situations. It will be difficult to avoid subjectivity based on my previous experiences in the field.
My Dream: Becoming a Pediatric Nurse Vincent S. at the time of his birth was barely more than a palm length at one pound, thirteen ounces. His mom reports not wanting to look at him, much less of picking him up. Today at 11 years old, with first class care and love, he is a 125-pound, four feet-nine inch tall chubby handsome New York fifth grader. The way I hear it, Vincent’s mom - my aunt, credits the hospital nurses with being the angels who helped to get the child through those very critical times. Stories like that excite me, because for those who know me, know that the number one thing in which I am passionate about and excel, is working with little children.
1) Was a Contract Formed? Offer - Definiteness & gap-fillers - Implied promise to negotiate in good faith - Ads - Firm offers - Revocation Acceptance - By promise: bilateral contracts - By performance: unilateral contracts - Notice - Subjective acceptance/Silence - Timeliness - Mailbox rule - Counter-offer/Qualified acceptance/Inquiry Consideration - Donative promises - Reliance issues - Bargain - Moral & past consideration - Illusory promises - Legal Duty - Accord & Satisfaction - Waivers - Implied by Fact - Implied by Law 2) Why Not Enforce? Problems with contract formation - Unconscionability
What constitutes sufficient consideration, however, has been the subject of continuing legal debate. Contracts and courts generally use the term valuable consideration to signify consideration sufficient to sustain an enforceable agreement. In general, consideration consists of a promise to perform a desired act or a promise to refrain from doing an act that one is legally entitled to do. Thus, a person who seeks to enforce a promise must have paid or obligated herself to pay money, delivered goods, expended time and labour, or forgone some other profitable activity or legal right. For example, in a contract for the sale of goods the money paid is the valuable consideration
These are questions you may not hear everyday but if you have one of these so-called “donor babies” in your family it may come up a lot. A donor baby is a baby that genetically engineered and is made to help the sick. For example, in the movie My Sister’s Keeper, Anna Fitzgerald is a donor baby. She knows that she was created to help her sister, cancer patient, Kate Fitzgerald. “Help” meaning that ever since Anna was born doctors have been taking parts out of her, like bone marrows and blood cells to give them to her sister who is in
For ten thousand dollars plus hospital costs, they agree to have Wendy, a medical school student, as their surrogate mother. Wendy is artificially impregnated by the doctor and becomes very close to the couple. One day, while Marie is working, Wendy and Mr. Trimpie engage in a sexual relationship. Marie never finds out about the incident. Mr. Trimpie, while visiting Wendy after the baby is born, finds Dr. Ziss at her house and realizes he has been deceived.
Family Duty All mothers wish their children to have the best and they would do anything to support. Generally, it is mostly right try to save their children whatever it takes. However, is still justified even if mothers break the human rights of others to support their children? A novel, My Sister’s Keeper written by Jodi Picoult tackles controversial of the significance of lives. The mother of the Fitzgerald family, Sara, she and her husband Brian decided to create Anna, as a savior sibling for her older sister Kate who is suffering from leukemia.
Mary Fisher uses her own personal HIV diagnosis as a powerful tool to draw in her audience and get her point across. She stresses that she contracted HIV from her husband but that her blessing was that her children did not have the virus. After reading
I have strong opinions on medicating children. I am a mother of three boys; Isaiah 16, Tate 11, and Thomas 8 all have received the clinical diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. As their mother, I felt it was their right for me to educate myself of common treatments weather it being medication or finding an alternative way for them to deal with day- to- day life. After discussions with various doctors and my un-liking
Justice as Fairness: Political Not Metaphsyical This article by John Rawls discusses the theory of justice which was presented in his book, “A Theory of Justice.” Rawls espouses the concept that justice should be devoid of controversial philosophical and religious doctrines, and instead be understood as political, or actually practical in nature. He further discusses two fundamental principles which should guide this thought process, specifically, that each individual has equal access to basic rights or liberties, and that social and economic inequalities must be attached to offices and positions that provide the greatest benefits for those most disadvantaged. Rawls goes into great detail to explain that his theory of justice is designed, not to focus on the metaphysical or epistemological, but rather as a structure for informed and willing political agreement between citizens who are viewed equally as being free. He avoids the attendant issues that may be considered philosophical, moral or religious, by using the argument that there would be no way to resolve them politically. Rawls also speaks to the issues of social cooperation, which is governed by publically recognized rules that once again, focus on political practicability and the rational advantages that would extend from this cooperation.