TITLE

The Only Moral Option Is Embryo Adoption

AUTHOR(S)
Breed, Br Glenn
PUB. DATE
September 2014
SOURCE
National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly;Autumn2014, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p441
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Approximately 800,000 human embryos are currently in cryostorage in the United States. The Catholic Church holds that in vitro fertilization (IVF) and cryopreservation of human embryos are intrinsically evil. IVF continues to increase at a rate of approximately 9 percent per annum. Many Catholic couples have used IVF as a means to conceive a child. There are typically additional embryos that are cryopreserved for later use. Once a couple has reached the number of children they desire, they are faced with a very difficult moral decision regarding the disposition of their remaining frozen embryos. The biological parents must choose one of four options. Three result in death of their frozen embryos. Only one can possibly result in life. The only moral option is embryo adoption, a life-giving choice that is strongly supported by Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition.
ACCESSION #
98740455

 

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