Banks, S. and Scully, J. L. and Shakespeare, T. (2006) 'Ordinary ethics : lay people's deliberations on social sex selection.', New genetics and society., 25 (3). pp. 289-303.
This article summarises the results of a research project that used a scenario about sex selection of embryos for social reasons as a basis for discussion groups with lay people. The aim of the research was to examine the processes by which non-professionals make ethical evaluations in relation to a contested area in medical genetics. We note in particular the role played in the discussions by expressions of instinct; making distinctions; rational argument; reference to principles; use of personal experience; analogies and examples; slippery slope arguments and meta-reflections. The implications for developing processes of public consultation and debate are also considered.
|Keywords:||Ethics, Sex selection, Lay people.|
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|Publisher Web site:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14636770601032890|
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|Date deposited:||15 August 2008|
|Date of first online publication:||December 2006|
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