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Oppose IVF clinic construction, Illinois priest urges parishioners

Catholic World News - April 02, 2012

An Illinois priest has asked his parishioners to resist the construction of a fertility clinic near their church.

In a letter to his parishioners at Sts. Peter and Paul church in Naperville, Father Thomas Milota said that the proposed clinic would offer in vitro fertilization (IVF). He wrote: “There are a great many practices associated with IVF which are contrary to the dignity of the human person and which many couples do not realize.”

Father Milota asked parishioners to become informed about IVF and involved in efforts to halt construction of the clinic. He observed that the clinic would be located close to the parish school, if it is built, parishioners “will begin having to figure out a way to explain its purpose and that this is the place where the frozen embryos are kept.”

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