Natural versus Assisted Reproduction: In Search of Fairness
2010 (English)In: Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology, ISSN 1941-6008, Vol. 4, no 1, 1-18 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this paper, we are concerned with the ethical implications of the distinction between natural reproduction (via sexual intercourse) and reproduction that requires assistance (either medical or social). We argue that the current practice of enforcing regulations on the latter but not on the former means of reproduction is ethically unjustified. It is not defensible to tolerate parental ignorance or abuse in natural reproduction and subsequently in natural parenting, whilst submitting assisted reproduction and parenting to invasive scrutiny. Our proposal is to guarantee equal (ethical and legal) treatment to people engaging in either form of reproduction or parenting.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 4, no 1, 1-18 p.
reproductive ethics, parenting, assisted reproduction, fairness
Philosophy Ethics Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
Research subject Practical Philosophy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-62100OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-62100DiVA: diva2:575262