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My Sister's Keeper (Movie Review Sample)


Watch the movie : My sisters keeper Write your impressions about the movie. Try to identify at least two ethical issues and how it might be addressed by one of the philosophers we have covered. (The book we use is: Culture Counts: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, 2nd Edition)


Ethical Issues in “My Sister’s Keeper”
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The title of the film “My Sister’s Keeper,” directed by Nick Cassavetes (2009), aptly captures the fate of a girl brought into existence through in-vitro fertilization. Anna is genetically matched to her older sister Kate, so that she (Anna) can donate one of her kidneys to save hr sibling who is suffering from leukemia and renal failure. Their mother Sara is keen to have Anna donate her kidney, although she is reluctant because she wants to enjoy her life. On her part, Kate does not wish Anna to sacrifice her own life for her, and she gently asks her to refuse to donate her kidney.
This film raises a number of ethical issues. The first one is the practicing of genetic engineering, which uses embryo tissues to create new life. Conception is a natural process that takes place through sexual intercourse between a man and a woman. Therefore, the idea of creating an embryo through artificial means violates the natural order of things. This practice contradicts religious teachings with regards to God’s intention of man, and the role of marria...
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