This is my first question and as many know obesity is a very dear subject of mine considering I used to be obese myself. I would like to get opinions on this topic. There has been an abundance of new material posted regarding this topic. Let me know your thoughts!
Fuel the Movement,
Jason you bring up a very controversial ethical question. Organization like CARE deal with ethical questions like this all the time. It seems to me that ethics can be looked at through many different lenses and therefore many different perspectives. On a personal level what is ethically correct for me may not be ethically right for you. For example, I may be a vegetarian and you may choose to eat meat. On a community level there are moral norms of conduct or ethical guidelines. For example, it is the norm in our society that hitting children is unlawful and a punishable offense, but it was not always so, laws change as the public norms, mores and ethical views change.
What CARE does is stop the abuse, educate the abuser, treat the abused, and provide resouces so that the occurrence does not continue.
Obesity is most prevalent, according to the CDC, in Blacks, 51 percent higher prevalence of obesity, and Hispanics, 21 percent higher obesity prevalence compared with whites. So there are some sociological factors as well as genetic factors to consider.
All of these things must be consider in order to make a just decision.