Sunday, January 30, 2011
Amusing blasphemy, that is. :)
But in all seriousness, here's a great article sent to me by a fellow Catholic infertile. And although I am no theologian, I am very well versed in my faith. And because of that, quotes like this make me nuts:
In 1987, the Vatican released Instructions on Respect for Human Life in its Origin and on the Dignity of Procreation, a position paper devised to explain the Church's stance on several medical procedures. In it, the Papacy describes IVF — which results in the creation and destruction of embryos — as a "dynamic of violence and domination."
Yes, IVF results in the creation and possible destruction of embryos. Note how I added "possible". Why? Because not every IVF necessarily results in this. Some women only get 2 embryos out of an IVF cycle. And such a woman PRAYS that those 2 will implant & grow when they are transferred, however this is not guaranteed. We have experienced TREMENDOUS amounts of heartache trying to have children. More often than not, we have also handed over huge amount of money in the hopes of becoming a parent. Our goal most certainly IS NOT destruction of embryos. I just don't get why the Vatican would think that?!?!?
Regardless of how one tries to build a family, this much I know: it is done out of love. And isn't that the greatest gift of all? At least that's what I remember from CCD.