Tag: In vitro fertilization

Promethean medical temptations

Promethean medical temptations

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Superheroes attract us. From Greek gods to Superman and Spiderman, our fascination with the awesome deeds of superheroes beckons us to become Masters of our own destiny. Yet even as we enjoy the fantasy of acquiring Promethean powers to combat our enemies and conquer evil, we have legitimate misgivings about mere mortals taking on god-like powers in real life.

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On freezing embryos and consciences

On freezing embryos and consciences

| Richard Doerflinger | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Days apart, clinics offering in vitro fertilization in Cleveland and San Francisco had malfunctions in their storage tanks, endangering thousands of frozen eggs and embryos.

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The “Expendable Children”

The “Expendable Children”

| August 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Couples who struggle to get pregnant are turning with greater frequency to the in vitro fertilization (IVF) industry for assistance. In some cases, they can end up feeling they are “too pregnant” when twins, triplets or quads arise. This occurs from the practice of implanting more than one embryo at a time to improve pregnancy success rates.

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Considering the options for infertile couples

Considering the options for infertile couples

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Tad answers: Why are techniques like in vitro fertilization (IVF) considered immoral? What approaches will the Church allow us to try? What does our infertility mean, spiritually and personally, in the face of our fervent but frustrated desire for a baby?

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Circumstances of donor and recipient crucial in discerning ethical appropriateness

Circumstances of donor and recipient crucial in discerning ethical appropriateness

| Father Tad Pacholczyk | December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Could a transplanted womb from a post-menopausal woman be “triggered” back into action once it had been introduced into the body of a younger woman? Could a transplanted uterus effectively provide nourishment to a growing baby? Are such transplants ultimately ethical?

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There’s much to consider before offering an opinion

There’s much to consider before offering an opinion

| Father Michael Schmitz | July 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

Q. When am I supposed to offer my opinion? For example, I have a friend who conceived a child through in vitro fertilization. Am I supposed to tell her that was wrong?

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