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Class #10

  1. 2. “ Help our dream come true. A loving, caring couple seeking egg donor. Candidates should be intelligent, athletic, blonde, at least 5’10”, have a 1400+ SAT score, and possess no major family medical issues. $50,000.” * Ad placed in the student newspapers of Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, the University of Penn., and Yale
  2. 3. <ul><li>“ Homologous artificial fertilization, … objectively effects an analogous separation [as does artificial contraception] between the goods and the meanings of marriage.” </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>
  3. 4. What reactions did you have as you viewed the online sperm banks? Try to locate in the readings for today some of the Church’s particular moral concerns about reproductive technologies and say what you think about them. vt
  4. 5. <ul><li>evaluate the morality of certain reproductive technologies in light of the Church’s two main ethical concerns about them </li></ul><ul><li>identify the line the Church draws between ‘playing God’ vs. assisting or completing God’s work </li></ul><ul><li>look at some procedures in themselves, as well as their marketing and commecialization through online sperm banks, etc. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <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 Declaration on Abortion Goes back to Humanae Vitae

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