As Pope Benedict spoke in front of the Pontifical Academy For Life on February 25 he denounced In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and called for more scientific research into the causes of infertility. As a woman who has endometriosis and as a result suffers from infertility I am really encouraged by this news. My husband and I have never once thought of trying IVF to help us with our fertility issues. The procedure is unethical and it seems like both the scientists and parents are playing God, which is very wrong IMO.
From Catholic World News:
Proper treatment on infertility, the Pope said, should be “most respectful of the human condition of the people involved.” He decried the current approach, dominated by “scientism and the logic of profit,” and said that the heavy promotion of in vitro fertilization is restricting research on more promising techniques.
Renewing and explaining the Church’s condemnation of in vitro fertilization, the Pope said that “the human and Christian dignity of procreation does not lie in a ‘product’, but in its bond with the conjugal act: that expression of the spouses’ love for one another, that union which is not only biological but also spiritual.” He said that the marital union is “the only worthy place for a new human being to be called into existence.”
In my struggles with infertility I felt inspired one day and created a poem. Here is my poem: