Last week I blogged on the subject of IVF (22 November 2011), and I am now returning to the same theme.
The relentless push for the destruction of human life continues, together with the demystification of the wonder of creation, and the making of children into mere commodities – to be picked off a shelf when and where it suits. This is child abuse – pure and simple. And the Irish Government, in common with other western governments, is aiding and abetting this abuse.
The Government’s ‘special rapporteur on child protection’ is concerned at the lack of legislation to regulate the ‘assisted human reproduction’ industry in Ireland. He worries that a child whose father could be Ukrainian, or Danish, or whose mother might be Indian, or Spanish, or whatever, ‘may never be able to trace their genetic parents or have access to important genetic information.’ It is estimated that there are approximately 500 such children born in Ireland each year.
Now, let nobody accuse me of being unfeeling or uncaring towards those couples that cannot conceive a child of their own. It is a very sad situation in which to find themselves. But the child that they obtain through the involvement of ‘donor’ sperm or eggs is not their biological child, and this very fact is a violation of the child’s rights. Every child is a child created by God – no matter what are the circumstances of his or her conception. But a child is nevertheless the God-given fruit of the love of a man and a woman – ideally husband and wife. Following lobbying on the part of the ‘reproductive’ industry, the Government says that in the current economic climate it will only be possible to provide for legislation either for IVF or in relation to the ECHR decision in the AB&C case.
The Irish Minister for Justice – ironically – is seriously considering the publication of official guidelines in order ‘to prevent babies ending up in “legal limbo” ’ How come? It seems that couples travel abroad from Ireland so that their child (or someone else’s?) will be borne and given birth to by a woman in some other country. Such a baby is considered to be ‘stateless’, and unable to be provided with a passport. So the people who profess to be concerned with the rights of children want to have legislation introduced in Ireland that would negate the fact that a child is a birth child of one woman, while making legal the parental claim of a couple to the child – who may or may not be the biological child of either one of the ‘commissioning’ couple.
The Irish Government would do well to sit back and consider the awful implications of what is involved here – in particular the awful destruction of human life that is involved in the IVF industry, and the denial of their basic human rights to the children who are the so called ‘products’ of such inhuman experiments.
On the other hand a figure of approximately 4,000 is usually quoted for the number of Irish women and girls whose babies are aborted outside Ireland each year. How much more humane it would be if the Irish Government – instead of its policy of encouraging the abortion industry and the IVF industry – were to assist, morally and financially, those who unintentionally become pregnant. Couples who find themselves unable to bear a child of their own could then give a loving home to the child of the mother who for whatever reason is unable or unwilling to raise her child. This may sound a simplistic solution – but when one considers the physical and mental injury caused by abortion, and the trauma and cost involved in the use of IVF, maybe it’s not such a remarkable suggestion.
The heart break of infertility on the one hand and the stress of the dehumanising procedures involved in the IVF industry quite apart from the shocking destruction of human embryos need not be inevitable. Many women are completely unaware that there is a natural alternative treatment for infertility. The science of NaproTechnology has been developed to such an extent that not only does it assist in the planning and spacing of pregnancies, it is also used to assist many seemingly infertile women to become pregnant thus making IVF redundant.
NaproTechnology is the first women's health science to network family planning with reproductive health monitoring and maintenance. It is a fertility-care based medical approach rather than a fertility-control approach to family planning and gynecological health.