There were some inserts in our Sunday Bulletin this morning at Mass. Our associate pastor made a specific effort to encourage us to read the entire bulletin. Most of the information was addressing issue of October being Respect Life Month. On one of the pages there was printed “Test Your Pro-Life I.Q.” It was a 11 question multiple choice quiz, with one bonus question regarding the Didache.
I won’t provide the whole quiz, but question 4 is causing me some problems and I think the provided answer is incorrect. The question is worded as follows:
- Which of the following are condemned by the Catholic Church? (a) In-vitro fertilization. (b) Fertility drugs. © Human embryonic stem cell research.
The provided answer was “ALL”
As it is, I presently suffer from infertility and am taking the drug Clomid as prescribed by my endocrinologist. Perhaps I am in a different circumstance being a male who is being treated for infertility because of being azeo spermatic. In any circumstance, I think the answer “ALL” is false, because there are fertility drugs and treatments that are considered “licit” and “legitimate” by the Church.
I am hoping to find some documents, encyclicals, or things of the such that discuss the means of fertility treatment that is accepted by the Church and those DRUGS that are rejected. I am hoping someone here can help.
Please let me know what you all think about this, and how I might approach our associate pastor if I need to on this issue.
Yours in Christ Jesus,