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Do you agree with Christian and Utilitarians views on fertility treatment ?

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Fertility Treatment Roman Catholics believe that AID, surrogacy and embryology are wrong, no matter what the circumstances may be. They believe this because AID introduces a third person into the marriage partnership and thus violates the sanctity of marriage principle and it a type of adultery. Although AIH does not violate this principle. Traditional and gestational surrogacy also violates the sanctity of marriage principle with adoption being a more natural process. IVY and embryology destroys embryos in the research process when 'spare' embryos are no longer required. This violates the sanctity of life principle suggesting life/personhood begins at conception and it technically murder (Divine Law - 6th Commandment). ...read more.

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The Anglican Church would allow AID, AIH, surrogacy and embryology because they employ situation ethics to decide what action should be taken in a situation. Therefore, Anglicans would permit these fertility treatments because they believe that they are the most loving action for married couples (agape) that are infertile and have positive consequences for their relationship, as Anglicans believe that children are a blessing from God. Anglicans believe embryology is also permitted if the embryo is younger than 14 days as it is not a person, and that the consequences of embryo research can reduce suffering, and thus is the more loving action. ...read more.

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I would agree with the utilitarian view because many people will benefit from it, in the future From looking at these different points of view, I believe that embryology and fertility treatments should be allow but under some circumstances. I believe with the Anglicans that embryos should only be tested up to 14 days. However after 14 days, I believe that research on embryos should not be permitted because embryos are potential human life. With fertility treatments I believe it is up to the choice of who they affect because not everyone has fertility problems. I believe that AID does not violate the sanctity of marriage principle and that it should be up to the husband and wife to consider a 'third person' into the marriage partnership. ...read more.

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