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    Re: Would it be ethical?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Ethical - yes.

    Purposeful - no.
    opposite for me...unethical but might serve a purpose.

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    Re: Would it be ethical?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    opposite for me...unethical but might serve a purpose.
    Hmm - well I was starting to explain why I thought it would be ethical. . . but then I realied I was violating rules #2 and #5 as far as the business ethics standards go - so no . .. not ethical if I do so
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    Re: Would it be ethical?

    I agree with jamesrage in respect to prior testing with animals. That would go a long way toward finding and preparing for potential problems.

    If mankind ever establishes colonies in weightless space, I suspect the experimentation will occur whether it is sanctioned or not...but I don't think, at this point, we need to push it.
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    Re: Would it be ethical?

    Ethical for me includes: Is spending money on space reproduction an ethical expenditure? Even if they used an mammal that essentially duplicated the human mechanisms, it would be unethical.

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    Re: Would it be ethical?

    i fail to see what would be an ethical violation of such effort

    would someone please point out to me the ethical concerns
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    Re: Would it be ethical?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    And what if the guy fell out too early and it got all over the electronics? I wouldn't want to lose a space station over jizz.
    I see what your angling for, you want the assistants job.

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    Re: Would it be ethical?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    i fail to see what would be an ethical violation of such effort

    would someone please point out to me the ethical concerns
    You are having a woman go through her pregnancy in space without access to a hospital or sufficient medical care. We don't know how a zero gravity environment would impact the mother or the child. If there are issues with the delivery the mother and child are both at an increased risk of mortality. If the child is born with a complication they also do not have access to medical care.
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    Re: Would it be ethical?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    What exactly is there to learn about from zero-g pregnancy? I can think a lot more immediately life saving information I'd go for if I was going to delve into morally questionable experiments. I'd also be much comfortable ethically speaking experimenting on someone who was able to consent to the choice rather than bringing a child into the mix.


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    Re: Would it be ethical?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    You are having a woman go through her pregnancy in space without access to a hospital or sufficient medical care. We don't know how a zero gravity environment would impact the mother or the child. If there are issues with the delivery the mother and child are both at an increased risk of mortality. If the child is born with a complication they also do not have access to medical care.
    are you saying this effort could not be attempted with a medical practitioner along?
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    Re: Would it be ethical?

    Sure, why not? As long as she is given all the information we have about what could happen to her, and the possibilities for this child. I'm sure the same trepidation was felt before the first test tube baby, and all sorts of other advances.

    But we probably ought to send monkeys to test this out first first.
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