I have now read three accounts in borderline news sources about a Mississippi married couple who went to a fertility clinic and discovered to their horror that they were “identical twins.” I’m assuming it is a fake news story, perhaps planted through collusion with the Trump campaign by Russian government operatives, and not just because identical twins cannot be different sexes. (Hey! Maybe one of them had gender reassignment surgery! Now that would be a story!)
I suppose it’s possible; Robert Ripley found odder coincidences for decades, but never mind: let’s assume for the sake of ethics problem-solving practice that the story is true. (I’ll be stunned if it is.)
Your Ethics Alarms Ethics Quiz of the Day is…
What is the couple’s most ethical course now that they know they are siblings, or is there one?
Key question: Is this ick rather than ethics?
Trap: I’m not asking what’s moral.
It’s all yours…