Christianity and Infertility

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Christianity and Infertility

CATHOLICS AGAINST FERTILITY TREATMENTS

WHY ARE THEY AGAINST FERTILITY TREATMENTS?

  • Life begins at conception. Therfore all embryos are lives. Creating many embryos for fertility treatments with the knowledge that the majority will not survive is no different from abortion
  • Masturbation is a sin, and fertility treatments involve the man donating his sperm
  • Fertilisation should only take place during sex, otherwise it is seen as "playing with God"

OTHER CHRISTIANS FOR FERTILILTY TREATMENTS

WHY ARE THEY FOR FERTILITY TREATMENTS?

  • IVF and AIH are ok as the sperm and egg are from the husband and wife therefore the child is biologically theirs
  • The discarded embryos are not foetuses and the intention is not to kill, but merely to create life
  • Fertility treatments can bring joy to couples, having children is one of the main purposes of Christain marriage!
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