Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My Sister's Savior: Should We Take Life to Give Life?

"What does it mean for a society to condone the use of technology for the sole purpose of creating human life just to destroy it? It means we are a culture that has tragically lost its way.

Jodi Picoult’s bestselling 2004 novel, My Sister’s Keeper, recently hit the big screen. Joining other profoundly bioethical films such as Gattaca (1997; addresses genetic engineering of super humans), Million Dollar Baby (2004; tackles assisted dying), and The Island (2005; deals with the creation of human clones to be spare parts for the wealthy sick), My Sister’s Keeper takes on a real-life issue commonly known as 'savior sibling.'”

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