Fertility Treatments

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Fertility Treatment: It Fertility
describes a range of methods Treatment
that are used to help women to Some Christians
disagree with fertility
conceive and have children.
treatment because
AID (Artificial Insemination By AID and surrogacy
Donor), involves a 3rd party
AIH (Artificial Insemination By which can be seen as
Husband) adultery. IVF involves
Surrogacy, the destruction of
IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) unwanted embryos
because Catholics
believe that life
begins at
conception. Children
are a gift from God
and only God can
make new life.
On the other hand, other AID AIH Christianity
Christians might agree with Christi Against: Some Christians
fertility treatment because in argue that it is wrong
anity
the Bible it says `Have many because children are a gift
children'. AID and surrogacy can
Agains
from God and it should be
be seen as a loving thing to t:
accepted as part of God's
`Love your neighbour'. Some Many
plan.
Christians might say that it is ok Christia
to destroy embryos up to 14 FOR: It is acceptable to use
ns the husband's sperm as it is
days because at that stage the
believ within the marriage bond. It
embryos are not yet a person.
AIH involves only the husband e that is argued that it is a positive
and wife therefore within the it is like use of medical technology and
child are made within the adulter fulfilling the command `Be
marriage; brings love and joy to y fruitful and multiply'.
the couple.
becaus
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IVF Christianity Surrog
For: Some Christians argue that acy
IVF is a positive use of AGAINS
technology `Be fruitful and T: Many
multiply'. IVF can bring about
Christia
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created, which are then cy as it
experimented on up to 14 days involve
and then destroyed. Christians s a third
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