„...to make the children happy”? Reproductive technology and child welfare Cover Image

„…um den Kindern damit eine Freude zu machen”? Reproduktionstechnologie und Kindeswohl
„...to make the children happy”? Reproductive technology and child welfare

Author(s): Henning Theißen
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Health and medicine and law, Family and social welfare, Other Christian Denominations
Published by: Parafia Ewangelicko-Augsburska (Luterańska) w Gdańsku-Sopocie
Keywords: reproductive technology; Bioethics; Protestantism;

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses reproductive technology and its ethical assessment, as well as the broadly understood issues of the welfare of children and the welfare of the family in a broader sense. The right to have children in modern culture is understood as a claim. The author discusses the psychological, legal, theological, and ethical issues of reproductive technology. An important element of this paper is the issue of family counselling. The article formulates the thesis that the more the family constellation caused by reproductive medicine leads to the separation of parentage, the greater the need for counselling should be. The statements of the Evangelical Church of Germany are also a point of reference for the analyses.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 197-214
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: German