Some of you might remember me mentioning that I lost my job of 5 years with a wonderful physician that had a stroke. He will not be able to return, and my last day was December 20, 2004.
I desperately need to get back to work, because unemployment does not pay the bills. Thank goodness that we recently re-financed our home and saved a bundle, so we have been able to manage pretty good.
Now, I interviewed with a Woman’s Specialty clinic on Friday, and I feel very certain that I will be offered the job. The Administrator that interviewed me said that he will call on Wednesday when he returns to town.
This clinic sees patients with pregnancy-related problems such as gestational diabetes, pregnancy where a child may have a congential defect, etc. They also treat ovarian cancer with chemo in their clinic. Now, that is o.k., but what I am concerned with is the fact that this clinic does perform in vitro fertilization.
From the Catechism I gather that in vitro fertilization is an unacceptable procedure and an unnatural act, especially when you use donor sperm or eggs. Now, I did not ask, so I don’t know if they use donor sperm or eggs. They may only use a sperm and an egg from the couple, but I don’t know that.
I know that I could **never **work in an abortion clinic, and this clinic does not perform abortions, but is in vitro fertilization something that should keep me from accepting this position?
I would appreciate your view about this job. Please respond by Tuesday, so I will know how to handle the situation by Wednesday if the opportunity presents itself. I don’t want to be there if it is not God’s will, but I especially don’t want to be contributing to something that is wrong, either.