The transfer and delegation of responsibilities for genetic offspring in gamete provision

Brandt, Reuven (2017) The transfer and delegation of responsibilities for genetic offspring in gamete provision. Journal of Applied Philosophy, 34 (5). pp. 665-678. ISSN 0264-3758

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Abstract

In this article I reject the claim that the responsibilities acquired by gamete providers can be transferred to their biological children’s intending parents. I defend this position by first showing that arguments in defence of the transferability of responsibilities in gamete provision cases fail to distinguish between the transfer and delegation of responsibility. I then provide an argument against the transferability of responsibilities in gamete provision cases that differs from the ones offered by James Lindemann Nelson and Rivka Weinberg. Though I conclude that gamete providers have inalienable responsibilities towards their biological offspring,I note that the precise ethical and policy implications this has for gamete provision remain somewhat unclear.

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Journal Article
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Journal of Applied Philosophy
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Brandt, R. (2017), The Transfer and Delegation of Responsibilities for Genetic Offspring in Gamete Provision. J Appl Philos, 34: 665–678. doi:10.1111/japp.12251 which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/japp.12251/abstract This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
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82486
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27 Oct 2016 13:30
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