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Reproductive Technology



































*Christian writers say masturbation is wrong: but yet look more favourably upon AIH than
AID because it is within the marriage bond therefore no form of any `adultery' but still
prefer natural means*




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Positives (AID/AIH) Negatives (AID/AIH)
Overcomes problems of childlessness Can cause stress in marriage
Most loving outcome Masturbationmeans aren't justified by
ends ­ (adultery)
Can work well like adoption or People playing God
stepparenthood
Designer babies

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Single parenting. Father role already
diminished in society
Do we have the right to a childgift from
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Positives Negatives
Older women have chance to have Could cause congenital defects which only
children. They have emotional stability and surface when the child is older
experience
Children can care for parents…

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Defies nature and natural law








Embryo Research

Good Bad
Increase scientific knowledge on First step to cloning as you could
fertility (Kant `means to an end,' create a fostered embryo
therefore wrong)
Improvements on fertility treatment (Religious) meddling in matters that
and maybe prevent miscarriage belong to God
Prevent congenital…

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Surrogacy (look at ownership, identity and autonomy)
A woman carries a foetus and bears a child on behalf of another person and
aggress to surrender the child to this person at birth o shortly after
The egg may come from a surrogate, female partner or an anonymous source
The sperm…

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Critical Analysis for Reproductive Technology

`Infertility affects 1 in 10 couples' (Educational Trust)
`To refuse to help to those who might be helped, is contrary to both religion
and humanity' (Baroness Warnock)
`Sexual intercourse is nolonger a prerequisite to reproduction' (Lee M.
Silver)
`9 15% of all married couples are…

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`From the earliest time, children were regarded as a blessing and gift from
God' (Psalm 127 therefore man shouldn't interfere)
`It was you who created my in most self, and put me together in my mothers
womb for all these mysteries I thank you.' (Psalm 139) how God is only…

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