Proportionalism: case studies

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Should IVF be used to help infertile couples? 
The Roman Catholic Church condemns the use of IVF as being contrary to the sanctity of life and the teaching of Natural Law

  • Pope Pius VI argued that 'in the zygote  resulting from fertilisation, the biological identity of a new human individual is already constituted'
  • 'The human zygote demands the unconditioned respect which is morally due to the human being in his bodily and spiritual totality. This includes, first and foremost, the inviolable right  of every human being to life'

Joseph Fletcher

  • 'Man is a maker and selector

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