Beginning of Life / Fertility / Infertility
History of Fertility Treatments
1790 First birth of a child is conceived through artificial insemination (in which sperm is injected into a female, not during sex).1884 The first known U.S. sperm donor enables a...October 1st, 2004
Motive: The Christian and Birth Control
This is the first in a series of eight articles relating to the Christian and birth control. For more than a decade, the national office of Christian Life Resources has been wrestling...October 1st, 2004
Correct decision-making is determined by Scriptural principles. Some decisions are easy because certain principles explicitly address a particular application. For example, it is easy...October 1st, 2004
Bible Passages Relating to Marriage and Surrogate Parenting
1 Corinthians 10:31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Genesis 2:24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united...October 1st, 2004
Terminology of Assisted Reproduction Procedures
Abortion for Sex Selection: Abortion of a male or female unborn child solely because of its gender.Artificial Insemination - Donor (AID): Intravaginal or intraeuterine insemination...October 1st, 2004
A Biblical Look at Sperm Donation
1. A common method of sperm retrieval (masturbation with the assistance of pornography) involves a violation of the sixth commandment (Matthew 5:28; Colossians 3:5; Exodus 20:14).2....October 1st, 2004
The Dehumanization of Life
Shattering the relationship between mother and childThe world is buzzing over the live births of the McCaughey septuplets. On November 18, 1997 Bobbi McCaughey delivered the only known...October 1st, 2004
Bible Study: Surrogate Parenting
Correct decision-making is determined by Scriptural principles. Some decisions are easy because some principles explicitly address a particular application. For example, it is easy...October 1st, 2004
Is Sperm Bank Use Permissible?
1. A common method of sperm retrieval involves a violation of the sixth commandment (masturbation with the assistance of pornography). 2. Many ethical and practical issues are the same...October 1st, 2004
A Response to Legal Concerns Over the Use of Leftover Frozen Embryos
"We are not accustomed to thinking about engagements, marriage, having children, raising children, giving children up for adoption, or volunteering for a research project as fit subjects...October 1st, 2004
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