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    Rights statement: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Brandt, R. (2017), The Transfer and Delegation of Responsibilities for Genetic Offspring in Gamete Provision. J Appl Philos, 34: 665–678. doi:10.1111/japp.12251 which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/japp.12251/abstract This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.

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The transfer and delegation of responsibilities for genetic offspring in gamete provision

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>11/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Applied Philosophy
Issue number5
Volume34
Number of pages14
Pages (from-to)665-678
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date3/11/16
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

In this article I reject the claim that the responsibilities acquired by gamete providers can be transferred to their biological children’s intending parents. I defend this position by first showing that arguments in defence of the transferability of responsibilities in gamete provision cases fail to distinguish between the transfer and delegation of responsibility. I then provide an argument against the transferability of responsibilities in gamete provision cases that differs from the ones offered by James Lindemann Nelson and Rivka Weinberg. Though I conclude that gamete providers have inalienable responsibilities towards their biological offspring,I note that the precise ethical and policy implications this has for gamete provision remain somewhat unclear.

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Brandt, R. (2017), The Transfer and Delegation of Responsibilities for Genetic Offspring in Gamete Provision. J Appl Philos, 34: 665–678. doi:10.1111/japp.12251 which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/japp.12251/abstract This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.