Bioethics: Freakonomics and Abortion
Our discussion of the ethical treatment of un-contacted tribes in Brazil led us down many avenues. We talked about racism, suffering, and our responsibility to ease both. We finally ended up discussing abortion in the light of someone’s right to choose how their life should play out. We discussed the responsibility of a parent of a child with a genetic disorder that causes pain and suffering.
To further muddle the issue, I would like to present you with the following excerpt from Freakonomics. The file is password protected; for those of you who are not in our class, please read chapter 4 of the book!