The vatican's dilemma: On the morality of ivf and the incarnation

Bioethics 5 (1):57–66 (1991)
The Vatican’s position on in vitro fertilization (IVG), found in the ’Instruction on Bioethics’ (1987), is that all IVF is immoral, for it violates the normative procreative act of married spouses. The dilemma created is, if all instances of IVF are immoral, then God’s act in the Incarnation (granting the traditional doctrine) must also have been immoral. Conversely, if God’s act in the Incarnation was not immoral, then at least some cases of human IVF are not immoral either. A resolution is offered. Two diagrams are employed
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8519.1991.tb00144.x
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