Hagh bar shenakhtane pedar va madareh biologic (A right to know one's biological parents)

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Title

Hagh bar shenakhtane pedar va madareh biologic (A right to know one's biological parents)

Author

Rasekh, Mohamad
Khodaparast, A.H.

Publisher

20070000

Language

Persian

Publication Date

20070000

Abstract

Modern technology and biotechnology have provided the possibility of gamete and embryo donations to infertile couples. Consequently, one of the important questions that have arisen is that أIs there a right to know one's biological parents?ؤ To provide and answer this question, it is necessary, first, to determine, what one means by expressing the concept of أrightؤ. Four meanings have been identified for the concept. They are right-claim, right-liberty, right-power and right-immunity. Right-claim and right-liberty as the strong and weak claims are applicable to the problem at hand. To choose between the two meanings requires putting forth a well-established justificatory theory of rights. Rights are to protect the very humanity of human beings. This has been a basis for two basic values of human dignity and moral agency. Not knowing one's biological roots does not put in danger one's humanity or the two mentioned values. Therefore, we may only defend a right-liberty of knowing one's biological parents

Abstract Translated

a right that does not require the state and society to be active in making individuals know their biological parents. Nevertheless, the rights claim can become a strong one in exceptional cases where the lack of knowledge of one's biological roots may endanger one's personhood and humanity, such as in the case of Islamic sharia law in which gamete or embryo donation produces a mahram.

Notes

Abstract in English and Farsi

Primary Classification

14.1

Secondary Classification

14.1;8.4;1.1;1.2;14.2;19.5

Primary keywords

access to information--[pri];artificial insemination--[pri];disclosure--[pri];embryo donation--[pri];ethical theory--[pri];ovum donors--[pri];rights--[pri];semen donors--[pri]

Secondary keywords

children;confidentiality;embryo donation;genetic ancestry;human dignity;incest;infertility;Islamic ethics;privacy;sharia;mahram

Subject

fiqh

Journal Article

Medical Journal of Reproduction and Infertility 2007; 8(3): 247-258 Accessed: http://iranmedex.com/english/articles_detail.asp [2010 October 10]

Primary Document Type

ja

Call Number

file

Bibliography

33 refs.

Collection

Citation

“Hagh bar shenakhtane pedar va madareh biologic (A right to know one's biological parents),” Islamic Medical & Scientific Ethics, accessed June 19, 2024, http://imse.ibp.georgetown.domains/items/show/34140.