“Grow Your Own Marrow Donor” Ethics and Consequentialism: The Ayala Family Saga

A child was conceived not out of love, or because she was wanted for whom she would become, but for what benefits her cells would confer on another daughter. A human being was exploited and used to further the welfare of another. An infant was used as a medical donor without her consent. This is not merely the “ick factor,” our reflex revulsion at strange, new uses of science. This is conduct that violates core ethical principles about human dignity.