This CTI Capstone works on applied ethics as we study the promise and problems of technology and sex, procreation, family, and infertility. We will focus on ethical debates about Assisted Reproductive Technology. We will examine 3 key issues: donated gametes, surrogate motherhood, and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. We will examine two major ethical views, a Secular Liberal and a Roman Catholic Natural Law, in addition to several feminist views.
Students will develop their own views and philosophies by building ethically-founded and defensible proposals in some "real-world" areas of assisted reproduction.
- Teacher: Gary Armstrong