Culture Of Strife

Ennis, Michael
October 2005
Texas Monthly;Oct2005, Vol. 33 Issue 10, p102
This article focuses on the debate over the religious aspects of stem cell research and embryo adoption in the U.S. In vitro fertilization (IVF) violated the moral principles of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1987, the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith issued a document known as Donum Vitae, which proscribed IVF because of the embryo attrition and because even married couples' using their own eggs offended the dignity of procreation and of the conjugal union.


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