Would Kant have approved of the Ayala's reasons for conceiving Marissa-Eve?

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For this assignment carefully read "Case 2: The Ayala Case" from Burnor & Raley Ch. 8, p. 171.

Would Kant have approved of the Ayala's reasons for conceiving Marissa-Eve? Why or why not?

You should include items 3,4 & 5 from the Guidelines for Case Study Analysis (B&R pp. xxiii-xxiv) in your answer. Your answer must apply one the formulations of Kant's Categorical Imperative as the moral principle for Item 3 from the Case Study Guidelines. Do not forget to include item 5, "Explain why other possible responses are not as acceptable."

Your response should be at least 3 well developed paragraphs (100

words or more each). Use in-text citations for any quotations you use.

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Kant would agree with the parents of Marissa-Eve for deciding to conceive her with the
aim of saving their daughter. Kant believes in the principle that says that people should never
treat anyone as a means to the end. In this case, Abe and Mary had already decided not to have
another child. The fact that Abe had received a vasectomy is...

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