Ethics Essay

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BHS365 Module 3 Case Author’s Name Institutional Affiliation BHS365 Module 3 Case Artificial insemination is the medical process of impregnating a woman through some means other than copulation. It is usually done by a catheter. This process is done for women who cannot or wish not to have babies by natural means; it is also performed in single women who have lost their husbands or partners (Corea, 1985). From the details of the discussion question Ms Suleman’s husband has not been mentioned therefore, it can be assumed that she does not have a husband. It has also not been mentioned whether she lost her husband and emphasis has been placed on her lack of fiscal means to show that she is solely expected to take care of her eight children. The large number of children is one of the risks that accompany this medical procedure (Wilson, 2008). A.I. is helpful to some ways though its demerits far outweigh the merits. It for instance allows couples or women who cannot deliver naturally a chance to do so thus bringing happiness and contentment to them. Despite this there are several issues that have been raised on ethical and moral grounds about this procedure that makes come to the conclusion that it was wrong for the doctor to implant embryos in Ms Suleman. The first and important reason is her lack of fiscal means; she does not have enough resources by herself to cater for the well being of her octuplets. From the details given the embryos are developed and are only placed in her meaning that she only acts as a carrier mother. Consequently as the children grow she might not have the motherly connection as they are not of from her self or blood. Artificial Insemination also known as A.I. has risks that further cement the wrongness of the embryos implantation. She has

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