What is the Church's teaching on left-over frozen embryos?

Can you tell me what the church’s teaching is on embryos that are frozen during IVF?

In many cases after the embryos are used and fertilization is successful, often times the couple can conceive naturally. This is a dilemna for Catholic couples when ther are numbers in the bank.

:Thank you.


The following links should assist you in better understanding the Catholic Church’s teaching on what to do with frozen embryos. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.

Recommended Reading:
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In doing IVF, how grave a sin have we committed?

Elementary Logic and the Beginning of Life by Patrick Beeman **
Babies Deserve Better: What You Need to Know If You’re Struggling with Infertility** by Jameson and Jennifer Taylor **

Instruction on Respect for Human Life in its Origin and on the Dignity of Procreation**
Evangelium Vitae (On the Value and Inviolability of Human Life) **

Can Frozen Embryos Be Saved?** by Grace MacKinnon **
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