Präimplantationsdiagnostik und Lebensschutz
Pränatalmedizin und Embryonenschutz ein Widerspruch der Werte?
Fetomaternal medicine in obstetrics is defined by the prenatal medical process of prenatal diagnosis (PND) and/or therapy. At the core of PND is the informative approach, which is not infrequently life preserving and increasingly intrauterine. New verdicts from the German Federal Court and the German Federal Constitutional Court (1997) have undoubtedly influenced the practice of counseling. In ethical reflections we no longer ask if we are allowed to do what can be done, but whether we have to do what is medically possible. Legal discussions currently focus on the question of whether preimplantation diagnostics (PID) is compatible with the embryo protection law (ESchG) in effect since 1991. This is affirmed by the scientific council of the German Federal Physicians Board. If this position is rejected by the German Parliament, it will have to face the contradictions between the stringent stipulations on protection of the embryo in vitro anchored in the ESchG and renunciation of legal sanctioning in the preimplantation phase in vivo according to § 218 of the German Criminal Law (StGB), which allows implantation inhibitors as well as pregnancy on approval including PND and late abortion.Zum vollständigen Artikel | Artikel bestellen