In-Vitro Fertilization

Posted on December 19, 2011 at 12:01 am

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What is the church’s stance on in vitro fertilization?  Also, what should be done with the left over embryos?

Amber

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Amber,

The Church’s stance on in vitro fertilization has been recorded in the Church Handbook of Instruction Vol 2, section 21.4.7:

in-vitro-fertilization-2The Church strongly discourages in vitro fertilization using semen from anyone but the husband or an egg from anyone but the wife. However, this is a personal matter that ultimately must be left to the judgment of the husband and wife. Responsibility for the decision rests solely upon them.

At this time I can not find any stance on left over embryos.

You and your husband have a spiritually enriching opportunity ahead of you as you seek the will of the Lord in how this applies to your circumstance.

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