Explain how the principoles of Natual law might be applied to the decision about fertitilty

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  • Created on: 23-04-12 17:33

Natural law is an absolutist and deontological ethical theory. It postulates that you must use reason given by God in order to know wheter fertility treatments are morally right with the aid of the primary precepts.

Firstly, Natural law was based upon the Bible thus the sancity of life must be considered when decided wheter IVF is morally correct. As the sanctity of life states that all life is sacred it would be against IVF as in the process you must drestroy embroyos which is not treating these potential lives as sacred. This is further emphasised in the primary precept protect innoncent life thus you must not discard embryos and as this is…


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