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A Catholic Ethical Approach to Reproductive Technology

Ford, Norman (2008) A Catholic Ethical Approach to Reproductive Technology. Reproductive BioMedicine Online.

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Abstract

This article explores the Catholic tradition and teaching on the moral respect due to human life from conception, supported by natural law moral philosophical teaching. This approach is contrasted with secular ethical viewpoints. The challenge for Catholic healthcare institutions is to find ethical ways of using pluripotent stem cells for therapies without creating or destroying human embryos.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: embryo research, ethics, natural law, religion, reproductive technology
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220106 Medical Ethics
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950401 Bioethics
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: D - Ethics / Moral Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 12 May 2010 23:04
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2012 04:23
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/366

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