I love my children: am I racist? On the wish to be biologically related to one's children

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Is the wish to be biologically related to your children legitimate? Here, I respond to an argument in support of a negative answer to this question according to which a preference towards having children one is biologically related to is analogous to a preference towards associating with members of one's own race. I reject this analogy, mainly on the grounds that only the latter constitutes discrimination; still, I conclude that indeed a preference towards children one is biologically related to is morally illegitimate because, in the context of parental love, biological considerations are normatively irrelevant.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Medical Ethics
Volume44
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)814-816
Number of pages3
ISSN0306-6800
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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