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Outside the Womb ✸ [PDF] ✈ Outside the Womb By Scott B. Rae ✴ – Thomashillier.co.uk The use of assisted reproductive technology ART is on the rise in our culture as an alternative for couples facing infertility issues and single women desiring to have children Is it right – morally The use of assisted reproductive technology ART is on the rise in our culture as an alternative for couples facing infertility issues and single women desiring to have children Is it right – Outside the Epub / morally ethically biblically – to engage this new technology' Are there some aspects of ART that are acceptable than others'  Outside the Womb The Ethics of Reproductive Technologies addresses the whole issue of “making life” providing valuable information both theologically and scientifically for Christian couples to reflect upon as they consider the various fertility treatments.

  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Outside the Womb
  • Scott B. Rae
  • English
  • 10 January 2014
  • 9780802450425

About the Author: Scott B. Rae

SCOTT RAE PhD is professor of Christian ethics and chair of the philosophy of religion and ethics department at Talbot School of Theology He's written six books including Moral Choices An Introduction to Outside the Epub / Ethics and Beyond Integrity a Judeo Christian Approach to Business Ethics.

10 thoughts on “Outside the Womb

  1. Ana Mardoll Ana Mardoll says:

    Outside the Womb 978 0 802 45042 5My husband and I are currently going through IVF so a title like Outside the Womb Moral Guidance for Assisted Reproduction definitely caught my attention As it turns out I couldn't be a worse audience for this book First of all the title of this book really should be Outside the Womb Protestant Christian Guidance for Assisted Reproduction because the only ethical source used here is the Protestant Christian Bible I have no problem with literature designed to cater to a specific demographic but books should be labeled as such and moral guidance implies to me a much broader range than just Christian doctrineLiterally nothing is consulted in this book except carefully excised passages from the Bible and the authorial interpretation of those passages There's no mention of the science or technology behind infertility or assisted reproduction; in fact the book claims that infertility as well as all illnesses or difficulties is a result of the entrance of sin into the world The author is a Biblical literalists who believes that Adam and Eve existed and that the first family should be modeled in all reproductive choices He insists that third party participation in reproduction ie surrogacy donated eggs donated sperm donated embryos is not God's plan for people's lives The concubines that the Biblical patriarchs had are excused here as being property I'm not sure what we're supposed to take from this Don't use donated eggs but buying them is peachy? I really don't knowThe ethical situations this book proposes to address are strawman cases that will not apply to 999% of people In the case of the moral repercussions of donated sperm the book seriously poses the uestion Is this adultery? And is that really a concern in the modern Christian community? Because when I was a kid if private parts didn't touch you were good as far as God was concerned There's also the what if two lesbians have an IVF child and then they break up five years later? panic button and it's particularly insulting that there's no corresponding what if a man and a woman have an IVF child and they break up five years later? uestion in ethics I guess it's only a moral issue if lesbians are involved? By the way the author insists that two person heterosexual marriage is the only marriage that counts as far as God is concerned so if you happen to not fit in that bucket this book definitely isn't for youSo obviously I was the wrong audience for this book but if you're a young heterosexual Protestant Christian in need of assisted reproduction then this book should be very interesting right? Unfortunately no; the authors just serve up a bunch of lukewarm theology about how frozen embryos should never be left in storage because it's moral to try to carry them all to term with the implication that if your embryos are disposed of you're probably a murderer Since most people can't afford to go back for multiple sessions it's not uncommon for IVF to cost 10 grand or this means that most patients who take this advice will try to convince their physicians to shove all the embryos in on a single try which is dangerous for both the woman AND the embryos This theology has little relation to what's actually in the Bible and ultimately boils down to because I said so on the part of the author The whole book feels like a cheap cash in at best and a screed on the evils of family planning at worse especially when it starts asking if older women should be legally barred from using their embryosI actually consider this book to be massively harmful for anyone struggling with infertility Infertility is very emotionally and physically trying and I think it's reprehensible to make someone feel guilty for considering using donated eggs or donated sperm because God doesn't want third party DNA in your family; or for couples to suddenly feel pressured to become the next OctoMom because the authors have decided that donating unused embryos to infertile couples or leaving the unused embryos in frozen storage is somehow immoral because 'the Bible says so' even though it doesn't Maybe some theologians may find this book interesting and worthy of debate but if you're looking at this because you're personally going through assisted reproduction I would recommend giving this book a complete passNOTE This review is based on a free Advance Review Copy of this book provided through NetGalley Ana Mardoll

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