— Assuming it was legal and medically defined as therapeutic rather than experimental, would you allow your child to receive a life-saving organ transplant from an animal? What about for yourself? Why? –2– Should parents have complete control of medical consent over their children? On what ETHICAL judgments are you basing your answer? At what age is/should assent be recommended/required in research? Should parents be allowed to consent their “challenged” child to participate in experiments? Should parents be allowed refuse treatment and let mentally or physically challenged children die? Under what circumstances should the courts be permitted to override a parent’s treatment decision about their children either “normal” or “challenged”? –3– What is a “normal” child? Who determines the accepted definition? What choices do parents currently have if their child is not “normal”? What changes would you recommend to those current choices?