Ethics Paper On Dilemma *

1050 WordsNov 15, 20115 Pages
The great ethical dilemma If I were provided to solve the dilemma of the married couple who had placed their child in a foster home due to their addictions to drugs, using any two of the following Three Primary Schools of Ethics: “Ends based, Rules based, or Care based”, I would have chosen the ends-based and Care based theories. As we are aware of the current situation, a married couple, both addicted to drugs, are unable to care for their infant daughter. She is taken from them by court order and placed in a foster home. After several years had passed, she informally came to adopt her foster parents as her real parents. At the age of nine years old, the natural parents, rehabilitated from drugs, began court action to regain custody of their daughter. The case was decided in the natural parents favor and the child was returned to them against her will. Although the court had used the rules-based from The Three Primary Schools of Ethics, I would not have chosen this option to solve this current dilemma. Even though, I have not seen my next statement written anywhere, but as per my own observations of the legislative process in most countries, it appears that most laws that are written in many constitutions around the world are derived from religious beliefs. It is proven that many US presidents vetoed some legislations throughout history based their religious convictions. In this case, I am not accusing the judge or jury of using their religious belief to favor the natural parents. We can definitely agree that our understanding of the meaning of family is being derived of a religious view. As we have been taught and observed that a family is made up of natural parents with children living under the same roof. The law often favors natural parents in many cases since our principles give natural parents ownership, rights and duties simply because they gave birth to a
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