A situation of ethical limbo and preimplantation genetic diagnosis.

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Journal of medical ethics, ISSN: 1473-4257, Vol: 40, Issue: 11, Page: 780-1

Publication Year:
2014
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11223
PMID:
25187599
DOI:
10.1136/medethics-2014-102278
Author(s):
Zuradzki, Tomasz
Publisher(s):
BMJ
Tags:
Medicine; Social Sciences; Nursing; Arts and Humanities
article description
In my previous paper I argued that if in vitro fertilization (IVF) is legal and practiced there is no moral ground to object to legalization of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). My opponent raises an objection that my paper “fails to address the ethical argumentation of one key opponent of IVF – the Catholic Church”. In this reply I show that her/his thesis that embryos created during IVF are in ‘ethical limbo’ and “fall outside the moral universe of Christian ethics” does not undermine my argumentation and masks the serious problem Catholics have with the moral status of early embryos.