Kate, an emancipated 17-year-old woman, is unmarried and 8 weeks pregnant. She wants to terminate the pregnancy. The hospital where she has always received medical care is part of a faith-based health care system that rejects elective abortion.
Is this new child a vehicle to provide a bone marrow transplant for their potential sibling who has Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia? Under what conditions might this case be the subject of an ethics consult?