An Inquiry into the Relevance of Jürgen Habermas Discursive Ethics to the Science of Commercial-Gestational Surrogacy

  • Aso, Williams Olorunfemi (Phd)
Keywords: surrogacy, gestational, fertilization, fertility, discursive, dignity


Gestational surrogacy is a medical science by which two genetic materials from prospective parents or sometimes one of the gametes is harvested from a donor and the two are combined in a fertility laboratory to form an embryo and implanted into the womb of a preferred surrogate mother. Fundamental bio-ethical principles justify the fact that gestational surrogacy is laudable provided it is rooted in the altruistic goal of helping a woman who is medically diagnosed with the inability to carry a pregnancy to a successful end. The altruist women for this purpose are not enough for the need of barren couples. Hence, the introduction of commercial-gestational surrogacy to serve those that can afford the cost.  It is observable that the knotty issues relating to the medical science of commercial-gestational surrogacy are tremendously multifaceted as evident in the cultural, social, moral, religious, emotional, legal, economic, health, and other relevant concerns of the stakeholders of this medical innovation. Nevertheless, whatever complaints and concerns are associated with this medical intervention for barren couples, it is inadequate to outlaw commercial-gestational surrogacy in our contemporary society. Hence, the discursive ethical principles of JurgenHaberman justified the government of every nation to generate policies, laws, and procedures to enforce autonomy, justice, inviolability of human dignity, and protection of the interests of all stakeholders to flatten the curve of conceivable risks and maximize the credible benefits of commercial-gestational surrogacy.


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Author Biography

Aso, Williams Olorunfemi, (Phd)

Catholic Major Seminary of All Saints Uhiele-Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria


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How to Cite
Williams Olorunfemi, A. (2022). An Inquiry into the Relevance of Jürgen Habermas Discursive Ethics to the Science of Commercial-Gestational Surrogacy. GPH-International Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research, 5(01), 60-68.