EWTN.com - Embryonic Stem Cell Research: "Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Question from Anonymous on 10/9/2008:
I understand the Church's stance on embryonic stem cell research. I can't understand the opposition if unwanted embryos that are routinely discarded by fertility clinics are used for this much-needed research.
Answer by Judie Brown on 10/10/2008:
In order to understand Catholic teaching you have to first know that the Church is totally opposed to in vitro fertilization, which is considered an unethical practice. Therefore, the difficulty you mention with 'unwanted embryos' simply affirms the Church's wisdom in teaching that IVF should not be done in the first place.