Assisted Reproductive Technology in the US
An exploration of the issue of whether or not assisted reproductive technology (ART) should be regulated in the United States.
# 142052 | 1,250 words | 2 sources | APA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Hot Topics (Stem Cell Research) , Hot Topics (Abortion) , Women Studies (General) , Political Science (U.S.)
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The paper asserts that the question of whether or not assisted reproductive technology (ART) be regulated in the United States must be answered by both pro-life and pro choice people. The paper relates that if regulation of ART in the United States was going to be legislated, it would be following other countries who have accepted ART as a successful alternative to adoption as well as abortion. The paper explains that the debate in the United States is not whether or not ART should be legislated, but should a woman's body be her own to govern and control. The paper argues that the reality of government in the United States is that the male gender fights to have control over the reproduction of human life within a woman. The paper notes that it can be argued that if men want supreme control then they can easily have it by controlling their reproductive semen and taking on greater responsibility over where they deposit their sperm. The paper points out that the irony of any discussion about ART is that legislation in the United States is controlled by a male dominant system. The paper posits that an example of ART legislation could involve the number of embryos that a woman can transfer to another woman or extract for research and profit.
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