Catholic doctor explains importance of having babies God’s way vs man’s way

Dr. Anthony J. Caruso is a Chicago-area Catholic physician who has an ambitious and praiseworthy plan: to establish the St. Anne Center for Reproductive Health, whose mission “is to promote the health and well-being of the local population by providing accessible, high-quality medical care for people of all ages, following the model set forth by the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.”

Dr. Caruso writes:

“I am a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist who practiced in the [in vitro fertilization] world for 15 years. After seeing the damage that these treatments were causing couples and the complete commodification of life, fueled by a deeper understanding of my Roman Catholic faith, I left the field in 2010. I am currently praying for an end to the culture of death, and hoping to one day have the funding to open the St. Anne Center for Reproductive Heath, to provide options for people with challenges to conceive with support and care to follow God’s will.”

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John-Henry Westen speaks about the dangers of pornography and in-vitro fertilization.

…dissemination of pornography is only one way the media promotes an anti-life culture, noting that “it also hides the truth” or manipulates the facts.

As an example, he pointed to the media’s promotion of in vitro fertilization, which is often portrayed as a pro-life measure for couples unable to conceive.

A more accurate image, he said, is to picture two buildings beside each other, with a doctor on top of one and an open window facing him on the other.  The doctor has 20 living babies in his building, and throws them off the building in groups of four trying to get one through the window. The ones that don’t make it fall to their death.

He said this presents an accurate picture of IVF, which involves the destruction of large numbers of unborn babies for every child who is successfully implanted and carried to term.

“At the first meeting of egg and sperm, it’s a child,” he said.  “You know what’s missing?  Growth and time.”


Life-Giving Love in an Age of Technology

USCCB document provides clear answers on the the difficult and complex subject of reproductive technologies.

Read it (PDF file)