Free market

The essence of every free market in the world is that participants to that free market voluntarily dictate on their participation in the market; they decide on what to trade in and with whom to trade with. However, there are certain times where external forces such as government agencies have to intervene in a free market, not to interfere with the voluntary nature of the transactions but to check on commodities traded within the free market. Dr. Nguyen argues that ethical conclusions should not be slid into the public consciousness via the free-market. This is in itself a form or shoving or imposition into the free market, which is in itself unethical.

Assisted reproduction is a contagious issue under the free market. Technologies have been advanced that serve to improve on reproduction in ways that could not have been imagined a century ago. Individuals are free to choose on whether they want assisted reproduction or whether they are against it. There are of course ethical issues that arise in this area that needs to be addressed. The best way to address this would be to educate the public on the various ethical concerns, for example the problems that come with the technological procedures, health effects and so on. When the public is aware of the various ethical concerns, they will decide freely on whether or not they would want to carry on or not, thus getting what they consider beneficial to them and the society at large voluntary, well aware of the consequences.

Anyone that goes for assisted reproduction goes for something beneficial to them, they should however be well educated on the ethical concerns that come along with the procedure so as to make voluntary decisions and to carry on with transactions that they truly desire and not that manipulation to the ethical consciousness of the free market has brought about.

References

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