How God could not smite us all by now is a testament to His mercy. Have you heard the recent headlines proving IVF is wrong? A lesbian couple is parenting a baby boy they each took turns carrying in their wombs. What moral depravity!
The article appeared on abcnews.com last week, and it was titled, “Same-sex couple carries same baby, calls experience ‘priceless.’” The author was Timmy Truong.
In North Texas a lesbian couple, who were civilly “married” no less, has claim to a medical first. They used a sperm donor to get one of women (Bliss Coulter) pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF). Then shortly into that pregnancy they removed the embryo(s) from the first woman and transferred them into the womb of the second woman. That second woman (Ashleigh Coulter) then carried the baby to term and birthed a baby boy five months ago.
It is not entirely clear, at least not to me, just how many embryos were created and implanted. It is common for IVF patients to have multiple embryos created and implanted to be sure that at least one “takes.” The other human beings become expendable in the name of science and a supposed “right” to parenthood. That other human beings had to die in order for this baby boy to be born is likely, and that makes it that much more tragic and evil.
They were able to do this sharing of the gestation of a baby by the medical intervention of “Doctor” Kathy Doody. Doody had them attempt a new method called Reciprocal effortless In Vitro Fertilization, a.k.a. Reciprocal effortless IVF.
The immorality of this entire story is stranger than fiction. It. Is. Straight. From. The. Pit. Of. Hell.
That may seem like a harsh assessment. After all, we all generally have a desire to care for others—especially children. Isn’t it noble that these women wished to raise a child? Besides, they love each other and so long as they share those feelings, what business is it of ours? The objections can mount from there.
In response, let us keep in mind that God Himself ordered human nature in such a way that the procreation and raising of children ought to be done between husbands and wives. God wrote into the very nature of the human body a complementarity between the two sexes that makes begetting children possible. Sexual activity is ordered toward the procreation of children. Period.
Moreover, sexual activity between same-sex couples remains intrinsically disordered. It not only violates Scripture and Divine Law, it clearly violates the Natural Law, as well. This is so clearly demonstrated by simple human reasoning. Every other bodily system for humans exists for each person’s sake and is ordered toward independence. For instance, your circulatory system pumps your blood and does not need anyone else’s assistance to complete its purpose. Yet, the reproductive system remains incomplete without union with someone of the opposite sex.
If you support IVF, then I don’t see how you can morally object to what these women did. If you think sex can be separated from the creation of new human life, then what difference does it make how many wombs any resulting children pass through until birth? If there is nothing unique and even sacred about the conjugal act, then how can you ethically permit conception in a laboratory, but deny the right to two women taking turns carrying the same baby? Either the conjugal act is sacred and ought to be left alone, or the entire physical process remains at our disposal to manipulate as if we were deities.
IVF is wrong because it attempts to skip over the complementarity of the sexes in the conjugal act.
IVF is wrong because its users violate the rights of the children being conceived to be the fruit of a loving act between their parents. No third parties ought to be present, much less physically involved in any way, during the conception of a child.
IVF is wrong since it commodifies children. They become pawns, expendable, purchasable, and replaceable for the whims of adults.
IVF is wrong on account of its objectification of children, as well. Instead of seen as gifts from God, children are treated as accessories, for sale to the wealthy.
IVF is wrong for many reasons, but the last one I will mention is that it seeks to legitimize same-sex couples’ desires to raise children in same-sex households. Sociologists have proven over and over that children do best when raised in a loving, stable home by a father and mother who are married to each other. Same-sex unions are notorious for their instability, brevity, and even their violence. Placing children in such homes is not in their best interest.
Heterosexual, married couples who have problems conceiving are to be commended for persevering to accomplish their goals of becoming parents. However, instead of turning to the immoral practice of IVF, alternatives exist. For instance, they can adopt. Thousands of children are looking for forever homes around the country. States often make the adoption process virtually free, if you go through the state.
As well, Naprotechnology is highly recommended, as well. My wife and I know from personal experience how the knowledge doctors in Napro can help solve infertility problems. More many women there exist hormonal imbalances that Napro doctors can diagnose and treat to make fertility possible.
As this story shows, we are crossing into uncharted territories and we have untethered ourselves from the anchor of medical ethics. How much longer can God put up with us violating the natural law and mocking Him as the author of our own human nature?
What do you make of this crazy news story about the couple in North Texas?
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