Chapter 3: Designer Children, Designing Parents
4. In the words of the theologian William May, parenthood teaches _____________. (pg. 45)
5. The deepest moral objection to enhancement lies in _____________________. (pg. 46)
6. The drive to master genetics disfigures the parent-child relationship and deprives the parent
of what? (pg. 46)
7. Health is not the kind of good that can be _______. (pg. 48)
Chapter 4: The Old Eugenics and the New
8. Who coined the term eugenics and called for it to be "introduced into the national
conscience, like a new religion"? (pg. 63)
9. What was the "chief issue of birth control" according to the feminist Margaret Sanger?
10. Which state adopted the first law providing for the forced sterilization of certain groups of
people? (pg. 65)
1. If you could design your child to have every advantage, would you? Why or why not?
2. Is it morally wrong to design a child to be deaf?
3. Do you think being deaf could be considered a culture or a disability?
4. How do you think genetically enhancing one's children influences the parent-child
5. How should parents balance accepting love and transforming love?
6. Do you think that the American eugenic movement would still exist if Hitler hadn't taken it to
such a violent extreme? What differences do you think we would see in America if eugenics
had continued with the momentum it had before the Nazis brought it into an unfavorable