Reproductive Rights and Genetic Disease

  • Lawrence P. Ulrich


This paper attempts to examine each of the four issues contained in the title: (1) rights; (2) rights with regard to the reproductive function of human organisms; (3) disease in general; (4) disease which has a currently identifiable genetic etiology. The thesis which I wish to adopt is this: Reproductive rights are not absolute and those who are at high risk for passing on clearly identifiable, severely deleterious genes and debilitating genetic disease should not be allowed to exercise their reproductive prerogative.


Genetic Counseling Species Survival Relative Independence Legal Code Individual Liberty 
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