This week we are discussing the topic of ethics and morality when it comes to human sexuality.  With that in mind, please choose one of these three topics: Prostitution, Sex Trafficking, or Pornography which many consider a moral issue.  

Read the required reading: Ethical Decision Making and then apply the Ethical Problem Solving Model to your topic answering the 5 questions. Please see the model outlined below. 

Ethical Problem Solving Model  MAX 250 WORDS
Answer the five questions when trying to resolve a moral issue: 

  • What benefits and what harms will each course of action produce, and which alternative will lead to the best overall consequences? 
  • What moral rights do the affected parties have, and which course of action best respects those rights? 
  • Which course of action treats everyone the same, except where there is a morally justifiable reason not to, and does not show favoritism or discrimination? 
  • Which course of action advances the common good? 
  • Which course of action develops moral virtues? 

Remember that all situations are unique and not one set of rules applies in all cases. (Velasquez, Andre, Shanks, & Meyer, 2015) 

Manuel Velasquez, Claire Andre,Thomas Shanks, S.J., and Michael J. Meyer .  (2015, Aug 1) Thinking Ethically. Santa Clara University-Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Retrieved from https://www.scu.edu/ethics/ethics-resources/ethical-decision-making/thinking-ethically/