Ethics of surrogacy: a comparative study of western secular and Islamic bioethics

Sharmin Islam, Rusli B Nordin, Ab Rani Shamsuddin, Hanapi Mohd Nor, Abu Kholdun Al-Mahmood

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    Abstract

    The comparative approach regarding the ethics of surrogacy from the Western secular and Islamic bioethical view reveals both commensurable and incommensurable relationship. Both are eager to achieve the welfare of the mother, child and society as a whole but the approaches are not always the same. Islamic bioethics is straightforward in prohibiting surrogacy by highlighting the lineage problem and also other social chaos and anarchy. Western secular bioethics is relative and mostly follows a utilitarian approach.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1 - 5
    Number of pages5
    JournalIMA Journal
    Volume44
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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