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Draft Ethical guidelines on the use of assisted reproductive technology in clinical practice and research submission

ID: 
26
Personal Details
First Name: 
Patrick
Last Name: 
Casanova
Comment on specific Sections, clauses or sentences of the draft revised Draft Ethical guidelines
Specific Comments: 
Explanation of key terms used in this public consultation document

Embryo defined as living entity - used for research and other activities.  Living human being.

3.2

Protects from harm any person who would be born.  Purposefully harms those who are not desired.

General Comments
General Comments: 

It is unethical to bring people to life and then kill them.  Sex selection is the next step with bracket creep.  First figure out how to start life to be implanted, knowing there will be collateral deaths for a desired good.  Get used to that idea and then start creating lives and choosing one gender and killing all those who you brought into being who do not match.  This is going too far and is a grave offense against the dignity that all people have.  When you understand that these are people, yes, very small people, and you are giving them life then depriving most of them of it, then you are choosing an act that is against all good ethics.  This is survival of the most desireable, decided by an arbiter who does not have the true authority to make these choices.

Page reviewed: 20 April, 2017