Chapter 13 :Reproduction: Assistance and Control Issues   

Section 2.  Social Context

Reproductive Control Summary by James Rowe, QCC, 2005 

Reproductive Control may be construed as a blanket term that covers such issues under this greater category as cloning, surrogacy, in vitro fertilization, and sperm donation. At is heart are issues regarding what is “natural”, the wisdom or folly of human tampering in matters of nature, and proper restrictions of the freedoms of the individual. Also, since the result of all such things is a human life that shall have to live with whatever consequences, the matter becomes even more important to address. To say the least, however, this issue is not at all simplistic, and ethical battles have been, and will be, fought for a long time to come.

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