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The fact is we have been leading up to designer babies for a long time now and as science becomes more and more advanced, we are confronted with increasingly complex ethical questions.  

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The in vitro technology is a great option for infertile couples since it permits them to have their own biological child instead of adopting or not having any child. Since the laws in relation with in vitro fertilization are wide and permit to conceive a child even if one parent has already past away, people with bad intentions can take advantage of it by having that child with ulterior motives, rather then raising a child out of love. Illustration of a person that seems to have bad intentions for raising a child has been put in light in an article published in May 2016.

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A big issue as been questioned in Canada. These issues are about euthanasia and assisted suicide (death assistance). In Physician-assisted death: time to move beyond Yes or No, the debates is “whether sanctity of life is more valuable than personal autonomy” (Downar, Bailey, Kagan, Librach). In this article, it mentioned that they have to put some restriction because they do not want someone to have death assistance against their will.

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With our rapidly evolving technology, the world will soon see automobiles that drive themselves. Indeed, companies such as Google, Mercedes and Volkswagen are already testing these driverless machines (Pedwell). These cars promise to increase safety, provide mobility solutions for disabled people, ease traffic congestion and increase time for doing other activities while the vehicle drives itself. Yet, as convenient as this invention might be, it also opens the door to some ethical issues. During a test drive in February 14th 2016, Google’s Autonomous Vehicle (AV) was partly blamed for causing an accident with a bus. This incident let the government to declare that strong regulations needed to be established in matters of ethical issues with the new driverless vehicles (Pedwell). In other words, a moral code should be created and programmed into these AVs before they can be presented to the public.

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