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Class #10


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Class #10

  1. 1. Vatican Declaration on Repro. Techs <ul><li>I. Some Possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>II. Some Procedures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Artificial Insemination (= Intra-Uterine Insemination or I.U.I.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. In vitro Fertilization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Surrogate Motherhood </li></ul></ul><ul><li>III. The Church’s Concerns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. About the way new life comes into the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. About the well-being of this new life </li></ul></ul>Goes back to Humanae Vitae Goes back to Declaration on Abortion
  2. 2. Advertising for an Egg Donor* “ Help our dream come true. A loving, caring couple seeking egg donor. Candidates should be intelligent, athletic, blonde, at least 5'10&quot;, have a 1400+ SAT score, and possess no major family medical issues. $50,000” * Ad placed in March of 1999 in the student newspapers of Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, the University of Penn., and Yale
  3. 4. Procreation and Unity (again!) <ul><li>“ Homologous artificial fertilization, … objectively effects an analogous separation [as does artificial contraception] between the goods and the meanings of marriage.” (II.B.4.a) </li></ul><ul><li>Humanae Vitae </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No sex without babies (= ‘openness to procreation’) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>That is, no unity without procreation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Donum Vitae (= Repro. Tech Statement) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No babies without sex </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>That is, no procreation without unity </li></ul></ul></ul>