But infertility opened my eyes to just how complicated life really is. It also gave my wife and I plenty of ethical quandaries to consider.
Today, I’m guest writing over at Evangelicals for Social Action:
While everyone says that a baby is a “miracle,” infertility can provide a special glimpse of just how miraculous a baby really is, how audaciously beautiful life itself is. However, infertility and its treatment can also bring many ethical quandaries.
Though we may consider ourselves pro-life, and feel that we are educated on matters of life, it is safe to say that our churches and communities are not educated about infertility and the myriad of ethical problems that treatment can bring to a desperate couple. From the growing prevalence of stem-cell research, to the recent advances in the UK toward three-person in vitro fertilization, it is clear that while in vitro fertilization becomes more normalized, the most vulnerable humans on the planet are becoming ever more commoditized.
It is more important than ever that we understand how the next generation is not just going to be raised but conceived.
Join me at ESA and think about how conception happens in the “brave new world.”