My Sisters Keeper

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Medical Ethics The book My Sister’s Keeper is about two sisters and their struggle through medical issues. In a society where privacy rights are lost, Jodi Picoult makes the point that everyone has the right to their own body, in her commonly known book. Living in a life where her daughter has many medical issues, and “has gone through over ten surgeries” (Proquest Learning: My Sister’s Keeper), Jodi was inspired to write about expectations, hardships, and positive outcomes with cloning, genetic engineering, and organ doning. Cloning can be very beneficial, although, it can have many negative outcomes. Society approves cloning with the proof that “It creates things nature could not create” (Glassman 14). Being able to clone cells and people is a helpful discovery, and having the ability to replace organs, body parts, and people is something that saves many lives. Society holds several fears in cloning. Cloning can be dangerous because “It can cause a mental and emotional reaction to the baby” (Glassman 13). Cloning babies can cause mental deformities. Another controversial topic about cloning is that “It is tested on animals, women from third world countries, and many pregnant women” (Glassman 16). Luckily for Anna, she was healthy and designed properly by scientists. Cloning has many negatives and positive outcomes. Anna was born specifically so that she could give organs to her older sister Kate, who was diagnosed with cancer when she was only two years old. Anna says, “I was born because a scientist managed to hook up my mother’s egg, and my father’s sperm to create a specific combination of precious genetic material” (Picoult 7). Genetic engineering can be viewed as unethical to society because “…it can open up doors to creating new diseases and disabilities” (Stalcup 48). In Anna and Kate’s case, it was important to them to have the privilege of getting

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