The Catholic Church’s official stance on In-Vitro Fertilization (a form of artificial impregnation, by which the sperm and egg are combined in a petri dish and placed in the embryo afterwards) is that it is immoral.
I believe that it is problematic, but for a reason most tend not to think about. I won’t discuss whether it’s natural or not, nor will I discuss how it affects marriage. No, I have another reason for disapproving of it.
Couples using In-Vitro Fertilization means less children are being adopted.
There are millions of children in the world who have no parents; some of them don’t even have an orphanage to call home, instead being forced to beg in the streets in order to survive.
Because of In-Vitro Fertilization, and because of it’s supporting myth that family=blood, many of these children will never have parents. If this practice was illegal, then couples who are unable to have natural children would have to adopt. They would learn to see their adoptive child as their own, and the child would have parents and a home.
Let me know if you agree, disagree, or just how you feel.