How Far is Too Far in Reproductive Technologies?
There is an enormous ethical question arising from the use of infertility treatments. All fertility treatments have profound moral implications, which should be considered by couples before using them. Essentially, morality involves promoting the flourishing of human beings. All fertility treatments touch upon the unborn life. Hence, couples should consider the implications of each fertility treatment before deciding to use it. To determine how far is too much, they should consider the eugenic agendas that have been put forth.
This is still a controversial issue
The debate is global. Canada’s Assisted Human Reproduction Act was passed in 2004, and is a landmark piece of legislation. It addresses reproductive technologies and human genetics. It required a great deal of political sophistication and hard work to get passed, but now it is up to the provinces to regulate the technology. The Assisted Human Reproduction Act is currently under review after three years..
It is important to set the standard
The Supreme Court has upheld Quebec’s challenge of federal regulation of in vitro fertilization, and its licensing. The decision leaves it to provinces to regulate this procedure and the clinics that offer it. But only Quebec has stated that it wants to set standards. If the federal government fails to enforce them, women might seek treatment in provinces that have stricter regulations. If women want to use in vitro fertilization, they might have to travel to Quebec.
Donor gamete use is dangerous and should only be performed by a qualified professional
Invitro fertilisation, the use of donor gametes in infertility treatments has exploded. More than a million babies have been created thanks to these technologies. And the number of couples seeking infertility treatment is rising. However, some experts warn that the use of donor gametes is dangerous and should only be performed by a qualified professional. Some even say it is unethical to use in vitro fertilization in cases where the couple cannot have a child.
Science must move forward in the field of infertility
The American Association of Reproductive Medicine is a nonpartisan organization of close to 9000 members. Its mission is to promote research and education in the field of reproductive biology and to advance the field of medicine. The Association has also advocated the use of donor gametes in reproductive procedures. Its members are committed to advancing science in the area of infertility and oppose their opponents. Its policymakers must also protect the rights of all human beings.
In vitro fertilization was one of the most common infertility treatments used in the U.S. and has been a growing industry worldwide. Some experts in the field have questioned whether the practice of infertility procedures has gone too far. In Canada, only Quebec and the United States have made laws that regulate in vitro fertilization. There is still much debate, however, over the question of whether in vitro fertilization has become too commercialized.