IVF – Babies’ Hostile Beginnings

Compare the natural way of procreation to In Vitro Fertilization’s way of reproduction.

In the natural process of having babies a husband loves his wife, the wife submits to the advances of her husband and they share an intimate sexual union that results in the conception of a loved child in the supportive environment of the mothers fallopian tube and then in her womb.  This child is with the mother from the very beginning, nurtured by the mother’s very life blood.

In IVF the wife submits to another person, often another man, doing everything that he says she must to, allowing him to put his sterile instruments into her body to take out her eggs.  The husband no longer initiates but does what the other person tells him to do and masturbates his sperm into a container.  This too is given to the other person, the one who takes control of the making of the child.  The child is made in a glass container along with many siblings in a hostile chemical soup (I say hostile because most of the child’s siblings will begin life, to die shortly after or even to be discarded and die, or to be suspended frozen in liquid nitrogen.)  The child is selected and put into the wife’s womb by the other person a number of days later.

Does this have any direct impact on the child?  How can it not have at least an emotional impact on the wife and the husband?  What kind of impact does this have on the intimate relationship of the husband and wife?  Does this new way of making children honour or dishonour the Lord God, who, according to His word in Genesis, created us in his image?.


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