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Class #12


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Class #12

  1. 1. REVIEW: 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) </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>
  2. 2. The Church’s Moral Concerns <ul><li>Concerns about how new life is transmitted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goes back to Humanae Vitae </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No right to a child (child is a gift ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How far can science go, according to the Church? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The line between playing God and helping God’s work along </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Concerns about the life that gets transmitted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goes back to Declaration on Abortion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respect for human embryos from conception on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple births and excess embryos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What to do with the spares? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Surrogate Motherhood <ul><li>I. Reactions to Online Surrogate Ads </li></ul><ul><li>II. Surrogacy Contract Exercise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Decide what you need to decide on! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Come up with provisions for each of these things </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1.You’re writing a contract: Protect your interests </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2.But you’re also negotiating: Don’t be outrageous in your demands </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>III. Voluntary Surrogacy Example </li></ul><ul><li>IV. Is surrogacy more like adoption or prostitution? </li></ul>
  4. 4. State Laws on Surrogacy