ARTÍCULO

The principle of "damage exclusion" as a benchmark in Catholic discussions of homologous artificial insemination

Autores: Navarro-Rubio Coello-Portugal, Sonsoles; Güell Pelayo, Francisco (Autor de correspondencia)
Título de la revista: JOURNAL OF RELIGION AND HEALTH
ISSN: 0022-4197
Volumen: 60
Número: 1
Páginas: 268 - 281
Fecha de publicación: 2021
Resumen:
The Catholic perspective rejects assisted human reproduction techniques, but the morality of artificial insemination (AI) is open for discussion. This article aims to analyze the morality of AI from a new angle, namely whether these interventions exclude all possibility of damaging the human embryo and the offspring's health. The scientific evidence about the children's health who are born through AI allows us to affirm that the procedures do not comply with the principle of damage exclusion: AI does not exclude all possibility of damaging the embryo and impacting the health and exposure to disease of the offspring born through these techniques.