Fertility Treatment

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  • Fertility Treatment
    • Three important beliefs affect the way Christians view these issues
      • God alone should be the creator of life
      • God gave humans a soul
      • God created humans in his image
    • Roman Catholics disagree and teach that infertility must be accepted as part of God's plan
      • Samuel 1:6
    • Some Christians think that it is wrong to use sperm or eggs from a donor because it brings a third person into the marriage relationship
    • During IVF spare embryos are produced - many people concerned about what happens to them
      • People will say that embryos are alive and so should be protected
    • Some Christians support it and believe that God has given us the ability through scientific knowledge to 'heal' childless couples, following Christ's examples as a healer
    • Some Christians who are opposed to human cloning see it as morally equivalent to 'playing God'
    • Embryo research
      • Roman Catholics oppose all research
      • Anglicans support it up to 14 days
      • Some Christians think that it is acceptable as it means some good comes out of abortions
        • Others disagree as the embryo is not is a position to give consent
      • Others disagree as the embryo is not is a position to give consent

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