Präimplantationsdiagnostik,br> Überlegungen zur Begründung ihrer Ablehnung aus evangelischer Perspektive

Author: Hein, Martin

Source: Zeitschrift fuer Theologie und Kirche, Volume 109, Number 4, December 2012 , pp. 501-515(15)

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

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The allowance of preimplantation genetic diagnosis remains a controversial topic. Advocates of this as well as those who oppose it or at least are cautious about it are to be found in Protestant ethics. The reasons given for one's own position require the disclosure of one's own mode of thought. Referring to the understanding of “human identity” and “human dignity” and in view of a potential far-reaching impact on society, the author of this article argues against the use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis. He also drafts basic conditions for human cohabitation which could support doing without this.

Language: German

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: December 1, 2012

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