Our society has long held that an individual who brings a child into being is responsible for caring for that child. Men and women who engage even in casual sex and take measures to prevent pregnancy are held responsible, as well, so it seems that the intent to create a child is not the issue so much as the decision to engage in actions that bring a child into existence. However, this is not applied in all instances. For instance, a man who donates his sperm to a sperm bank or a woman who gives her eggs to a fertility clinic expect their germ cells to be used to bring into existence new children. however, they are not help responsible for their children, despite their actions. therefore it seems incorrect to say that making decisions leading to the creation of a child is thee test society seems to be administering. Rather, it seems to be that someone who decides to create a specific baby (couples trying to conceive, a woman at a fertility clinic) is held liable, as are individuals who take actions that result in a child unexpectedly (eg: failed bc). Those who plan ahead to have children they will be distanced from, however (sperm banks and fertility clinics) are not held responsible for the child(ren) their actions may bring into this world. So, it seems that society actually places the burden of parenthood on those whoa re perceived as having failed. They failed to adequately prevent pregnancy, even if they used birth control, a condom, and spermicidal foam all., and they failed to plan ahead to distance themselves from their offspring. Now, pragmatically, it seems that perhaps they are simply seeking to find the parties most directly responsible (the woman at the fertility clinic who chose the man's sperm, for instance) for ringing the child into existence. My question to you is whether you think that is also ethically and/or morally the best course of action. Why or why not?