Even in the case of rape, the RC Church does not support abortion - the foetus would be paying for someone else’s crime. “Human life is sacred”. Humanae Vitae, 1968: “The unborn human being’s right to live is one of the inalienable human rights” Pope John Paul II, 1985 "Abortion is a serious sin. Everyone, whether Catholic or not, should have a proper respect for human life. "Declaration on Procured Abortion, 1974: "From the time that the ovum is fertilised a new life is begun which is neither that of the father or the mother.
The main ethical issue is that many people, due to their religion or personal opinion believe that destroying human embryos is a form of murder. However many other people believe it is furthering our knowledge of science. I personally believe that scientific research is very important to our everyday lives, as it brings us new understandings and knowledge on how the world works. Although the opposite opinion of my own is very hard to justify as it is considered unnatural and wrong, I believe that the benefits for curing diseases and repairing important parts of the body, out way the negatives. Scientists have also begun looking at adult specialised cells, and figuring out how to make them unspecialised again so this ethical problem won’t be an issue anymore.
Q) “Fertility Treatment is never justified.” Discuss (10 Marks) Fertility Treatment is the use of medicine and medical procedures to help infertile couples who want children, have children. Fertility Treatment is allowed in the UK as it is viewed as a fundamental desire to want to have children and thus we should help couples who are having trouble conceiving to conceive. However some thinkers would argue that this is wrong and should not be allowed. Natural Law thinkers are set well against Fertility Treatment. They have many issues with processes such as IVF as masturbation to gain the sperm used in IVF is viewed as a misuse of the genitals.
‘Gattaca’ doesn’t condemn the genetic experimentation itself, but it condemning the way it is used, and why it is used. Even though the genetic engineering can save the lives of the people, it is used blindly and the reason for using it is wrong. It doesn’t better people personality, it rather makes more selfish and narrow minded. According to the society of ‘Gattaca’ science means everything, it cannot be flawed and will always be accurate, but as shown in the film Vincent prevails science and reaches his dream. People rely on DNA and science too much, which could potently corrupt our society.
Warren beings her argument by acknowledging that abortion “…usually entails the death of a fetus. ( Social and Personal Ethics: The Moral Status Of Abortion, Marry Anne Warren, Page 109)” Shockingly enough, at least to many individuals, Warren still holds firm that safe abortion is both morally permissible and under no circumstance should be illegal. Warren recognizes that it is almost futile to argue with those who believe that abortion is equivalent to murder unless it is argued that fetuses to not have the same right to life as other human beings. She does this by
Americans need to turn back to the teachings of the Bible and refrain from recreational sex. Abortion should not be an option for someone who takes pregnancy lightly. Abortion kills innocent babies who did not ask to be conceived and did nothing to deserve being aborted. Babies are precious gifts from God to be cherished and loved from the moment of their conception. If someone does not want a baby, she should refrain from sexual activity or use protection.
If you were to leave the issue alone no babies could be risked to be harmed or risk being aborted by their parents solely based on their gender. If research were to continue like this it would not be soon until scientists and doctors find ways to learn more about the child before their gone, like there personality, which would cause even more damage as people would be more likely to abort the child unless its exactly to their liking The second reason that the creation of the perfect human should not be the goal of humanity is that this may be impossible to find. People have so many different perspectives on the word perfect, so no human could be perfect in every body’s eyes. The biggest example of this is Hitler. Hitler thought
The third is the formula of the kingdom of ends. When applying Kantian ethics to the use of embryos in research all consequences should not be considered as deontological ethics only focus of intentions and actions and therefore all potential gains to medical development cannot be considered, only the action of testing on and destroying embryos. Emotion should also be excluded and therefore especially with IVF where couples can’t have children, the emotions linked with that situation cannot be considered. The formula of an end in itself can also be applied to embryo research as it can be argued that the embryo is being used as a means to an end. However this would only apply if the embryo is regarded as a rational moral agent but the status of the embryo is unclear.
There is a lot of controversy over the uses of PGD, and it has been banned in several countries because some people believe it is unethical and “playing god.” PGD does not genetically alter embryos in any way. It simply tests the embryos for a genetic disease and then with the results, a healthy embryo is implanted and the rest are donated to research, or destroyed. In no way is it creating or changing anyone. The healthy embryo that is implanted is still one of the parent’s children. The parents simply chose not to develop their other unhealthy embryos.
No civilized society permits one human to intentionally harm or take the life of another human without punishment, and abortion is no different. We see murder as an awful, hideous crime, but yet we stick up and protect abortion like its absolutely okay. When you chose to no longer carry that child, you are choosing to not only strip that child of a chance at life but also you are taking away God`s gift to that child, and how is that right, because you most certainly got to live? It is absolutely inhumane and wrong, because abortion can be considered murder, since the fetus has already began its journey toward birth and a life. Secondly, abortion can lead to severe medical and psychological issues down the road.