Complete 5 pages APA formatted article: Embryo Adoption Debate.
Complete 5 pages APA formatted article: Embryo Adoption Debate. E. Christian Brugger bases his argument that saving the life of frozen embryos through implanting them into the wombs of married women is licit, on the premise that the intention for which the action is undertaken is the most important. Thus, according to Brugger, while surrogate mothers undertake implantations of the embryo to fulfill the illicit purpose of the offending person refusing to carry the embryo, an embryonic-saving procedure through implantation into the wombs of other women has the intention of saving the life of the frozen embryo from death2.
This position is affirmed by Karl Schudt, whose argument is that the creation of spare embryos on a dish and their freezing through the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process is in itself wrong, thus making the act of saving the frozen embryos from the IVF morally right3. Further, William May adds his voice into the affirmation, by observing that it is not evil for a woman, married or unmarried to allow herself to become pregnant, other than through a conjugal act4. In this respect, the proponents of the licit of embryo implantation into the wombs of women for the sake of saving their lives holds that the act is morally acceptable since even though it goes against the theological law of pregnancy providing for the consummation of life only through the conjugal act of a husband and wife, it does not amount to the evil of surrogate pregnancy5.
On the other hand, the opponents of the implantation of the embryo in the wombs of women for the sake of bringing forth the life of the frozen embryo observes that the act is illicit and immoral. Francis de Rosa first observes that the debate regarding the implantation of abandoned children in the womb of other women has missed the right direction. This is because. the debate has simply focused on the ‘embryo adoption’ as the major object of the act of implanting the embryo in women’s wombs, yet the actual object is yet to be established6. His position is supported by Robert F. Onder, who argues for the position that the act of producing embryos and freezing them as spare babies is an evil and a major problem, since such spare embryos that are produced over and above the ones the couples require and stored as frozen embryos, are never returned for7.