The Risk Of The Slippery Slope

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As human are we willing to take the risk necessary to survive? Lisa Belkin author of “The Made-to Order-Savior” and Lisa Slater author of “Who holds the Clicker?” both tells us a story about the choices we make as humans to survive and the ethical questions raise by it. In Belkin’s essay is about a little girl named Molly Nash who is born with a rare disease called Fanconi disease. Her only way to survive is through her parents having another child with an exact match as her the procedure is called “In-vitro fertilization”. Now in Slater story is about this middle age man Mario Grotta who suffers from OCD. Obsesive compulsive disorder is what stands in the way of Mario having a normal life. Mario who has been through mostly every procedure possible finds himself with one last hope by inserting Neural implants. A risky operation that involves drilling a hole in his skull. Both essays connects with the risk both humans take to survive. The question is “When should we step on the slippery slope?” the answer should be when there’s no other possibilities left. No matter the ethical questions raised, we should advance since with time we progress with medicine. Also as human instinct we should risk the possibilities even when death is a possible outcome
When it comes to rare diseases some people tend to think that certain cures may not be ethical. Lisa Slater author of “Who holds the Clicker?” tells us the story about the first American psychiatric patient and the procedure he has to gone through. Mario suffers from OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder and in order to get cured he must be inserted with neural implants. With a rare cure involving neural implants people begin to question the procedure: “And psycho-surgery, by its very nature, brings with it a thicket of ethical twisters. Whose head is it?” (Slater 235). Slater is trying to point out that the procedure is so unusual ethicist are likely to question it. This is a connection because in Lisa Belkin’s essay, “The Made-to Order-Savior” ethicist also begin to question the procedure called in-vitro fertilization because of what has to be made for them to save the life of a child. Belkin’s essay explains to us about a child with Fanconi disease. The risky steps their parents have to go through to save their child and again ethicist began to question them: “Is it wrong to breed a child for ‘spare parts’? Ethicist asked” (Belkin 2). The...

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