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Oct 31

Ugg bailey

While I share many concerns with the Catholic Church about abuses within the science of IVF, I disagree with a number of points the church makes on the issue. The church spelled out its stance in Donum Vitae, a 1987 doctrine on biomedical issues released by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith – an office then led by Cardinal Joseph Ratziner, who is now Pope Benedict XVI – and in 2008’s Dignitas Personae, another influential church document.The original doctrine states that « even if it (IVF) is considered in the context of ‘de facto’ existing sexual relations, the generation of the human person is deprived of its proper perfection; namely,Ugg bailey that of being the result and fruit of a conjugal act. » Dignitas Personae echoes this position by stating « human procreation is a personal act of a husband and wife, which is not capable of substitution. »I am personally opposed to the intentional destruction and discarding of unwanted embryos and understand why this is condemned by the church. But to state that a child born of IVF is less perfect than a child created through sexual intercourse is absurd. Is the church truly claiming that our beautiful and innocent daughter, conceived through an IVF procedure, is somehow « less » because of how her physical life began? In her, Carolyn and I see God’s precious creation.

Of course, the creation of a child through a conjugal act is the preferred method because it is the most natural, least expensive and least stressful. But that shouldn’t mean it should be the only acceptable route to conception.What about Catholic men and women who have legitimate medical conditions,Ugg bailey like endometriosis, which Carolyn has and which caused infertility despite efforts at surgical intervention?Carolyn and I would have been happy to save thousands of dollars and a decade of emotional ups and downs by conceiving the « old-fashioned way, » but that wasn’t possible. We turn to medicine for a litany of medical maladies and impairments, but infertile Catholics are supposed to avoid treating a medical condition which prevents them from building or expanding their family?

Ugg bailey Yes, adoption is a wonderful option for the couples who decide it’s right for them, but adoption should never be forced on anyone.The Donum Vitae doctrine also states that « in vitro fertilization is in itself illicit and in opposition to the dignity of procreation and of the conjugal union even when everything is done to avoid the death of the human embryo. »The term « illicit » has such a grave connotation and to use it in this context seems quite out of place. Should a couple that seeks a child through IVF, and that does so with a commitment to allow every embryo a chance at life, be considered to be participating in an illicit activity?