Cherchez la femme: Reproductive CRISPR and women’s choices
Published December 2015
Summary: As conceivers, childbearers, and mothers, women and their supporters have always wres- tled with difficult decisions about what and whose chil- dren to bring into the world, and how and when to do so. Understanding and taking into account the values and per- spectives of these actors is crucial to both scientific and normative deliberations as we grapple with the potential reproductive applications of CRISPR. If we are to have any hope of building a responsible frame- work for considering the appropriateness of CRISPR as a reproductive technology in the United States, therefore, we must immediately devote considerable attention to empirical research on its social and ethical implications.
Citation & link:
Allyse M, Michie M, Mozersky J, Rapp R. (2015) Cherchez la femme: Reproductive CRISPR and women’s choices. American Journal of Bioethics 15(12):47-9. PubMed ID: 26632363.