The Separation Of The Act Of Loving Union Of A Couple From Procreation

826 Words Nov 1st, 2016 4 Pages
Some ethical issues surrounding this issue include the separation of the act of loving union of a couple from procreation, the means of obtaining sperm and eggs, psychological harm to couples, alternate familial relationships, surrogacy, and multiple parentage, to name a few. When discussing multiple parentage, in order for one child to survive, several embryos have to be implanted ultimately leading to the possible destruction of the others. According to, typically 10 to 15 embryos will be created and between one and three transferred. IVF involves conception in an environment that is foreign to the natural environment in which procreation normally occurs. People argue that the element of risk existing for the embryo outside the body that does not exist within the natural environment of a woman’s reproductive tract. This topic relates to Aristotle’s Natural Law Theory. Those who believe in the Natural Law Theory would disapprove of the use of IVF because this process is not natural. By using IVF, a child would have been conceived in the way that God would not want us to reproduce, therefore meaning that this process does not consider our natural purpose to produce babies with the fusing of the egg and sperm inside the womb. Furthermore, this theory would result in the destruction of embryos, and the natural law theory would disapprove of this destruction because the first primary precept of this theory demands the protection of an innocent life.…

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