February 18, 2014 (ALL.org) – In vitro fertilization is one of many procedures listed as a specialty in the field of reproductive medicine. Everything from treating pregnancy to aborting children to birth control to treating infertility is included.
“Infertility” is the inability of a couple to achieve pregnancy the natural way. It is this condition that first generated the interest and scientific study pursued by the fathers of IVF, Doctors Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards. After some failure, the first IVF baby, Louise Brown, was born. The front page of her hometown newspaper, The Evening News, carried this headline: “Meet Louise, the World’s First Test-Tube Arrival . . . SUPERBABE.”
The Edwards/Steptoe backstory is certainly worth reading, but what has happened since the birth of Louise Brown is, in the opinion of many, including the Catholic Church, neither wholesome nor ethical. The fruits of the IVF tree are in many ways diabolical and call into question the wisdom of ever venturing forth into the field of creating persons in test tubes in the first place.
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