Ethical objections formulated against medically assisted procreation usually do not take into account the extraordinary success of the new procreative techniques so far as sufferings undergone by sterile couples are concerned. Since procreative medicine is, however, under the technical imperative which urges it on to explore every technical possibility, it itself constitutes as well - and paradoxically - a powerful source of suffering. A new ethical discernment is necessary, which would prove to be both aware of the successes of medically assisted procreation and concerned not to fall into a utilitarian logic.
|Titre traduit de la contribution||On a new ethical discernment with regard to medically assisted reproduction practices: Symbolic metabolism of the gift of life|
|Pages (de - à)||525-542|
|Nombre de pages||18|
|journal||Laval Theologique et Philosophique|
|Numéro de publication||3|
|Etat de la publication||Publié - 1 déc. 2004|