Moral Principles. I. Double Effect Is when there is an act or axn that has 2 (double/dbl) effects: 1 good, 1 bad or evil & you must decide if it is MORALLY permissible to go through w/the act/axn. IT is NOT the “lesser of 2 evils.”. Scenarios Action
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Is when there is an act or axn that has 2 (double/dbl) effects: 1 good, 1 bad or evil & you must decide if it is MORALLY permissible to go through w/the act/axn.
IT is NOT the “lesser of 2 evils.”
OK to do
Cannot do action
??? Go to Double Effect Guidelines
A. A person decides to become a banker. Act? Effect?
B. A person steals a book to do their research paper. Act? Effect?
C. A woman is pregnant. She also has cancer of the uterus. The Drs. can only save her by removing the uterus, but the unborn child is still too young to survive out side the womb. Is it morally permissible to do the act?
Using the dbl effect method we just went through answer the following cases. For each MUST ANSWER 1-4 & then your conclusion.
II. Dominion: deals w/the inviobility of human life: i.e., NO lethal attack or assault upon any innocent human life. EVERYONE has a righttolife from conception to a natural death.
Rom 14:7-10: We do not live to ourselves and we do not die to ourselves. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and lived again, so that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.
We’re ALL created. As God is the “Lord and Giver of life” only He, as Creator, has ABSOLUTE or complete, total dominion over our lives.
1 Cor 6:19-20: Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body.
**** We are the tenants, NOT the Landlord of our existence.” C.S.Lewis ****
“We are the tenants, NOT the Landlord of our existence.” C.S.Lewis
On loose leaf explain this quote in light of the moral principle of Dominion
III. Totality: for the TOTAL integral good of the person, it is permissible to sacrifice a limb, organ, or suppress a system. This is an intentional mutilation & does NOT deal w/Dbl Effect UNLESS it involves the reproductive organs, in which case dbl effect would apply.
***** Because the reproductive organs are for the benefit of the person and are part of Divine & Natural Law (Dominion), non disease sterilization would NOT be permitted.*****
IV. Co-operation: (chart) usually involves the work place/situation. It deals w/involvement, help, or complicity in axns. If it’s a good/neutral axn – no problem, If not: moral problems.
= acceptable path
B. Material: a person’s service is being put to a wrong use & they do not agree to that use.
Proximate: close to procedure being doe. Eg: being in the room w/a person committing suicide.
You MUST do A or B then C or D OR Do A & B
A. Define a procured abortion. Be sure to include the human life continuum.
B. Explain what is/is not Euthanasia. Be sure to include ordinary/extra ordinary means.
C. Give the chart for cooperation; show the permissible chain of events.
D. Discuss any ONE: dominion or totality or double effect including the guidelines