Right to life

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  • The Right to Life
    • Universal declaration of human rights: Although men/women of age have the right to marry and found a family, their right to children is ambiguous.
    • The want of a child for some is a basic human instinct and is hard to ignore, especially when they cannot have children unassisted.
    • The Catholic view
      • God is the lord of life and death
      • If you cannot have children then you shouldn't interfere.
    • Assisted reproductive technology such as IVF involved replacing unhealthy embryos inside the womb with healthier embryos from outside the womb.
      • The remaining embryos are often destroyed or used in research for genetic engineering.
      • Peter Singer: up to 14 days, an embryo could divide into multiple people, which calls into question whether they are considered people or not


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