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Should not have been treated as "things" in the first place

By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr. ( articles - email ) | Oct 27, 2003

The wisdom of the Church in prohibiting artificial means of conception is clear. Read the article linked below. While I admire the women's desire to bear their children to birth and their view that the frozen embryos are not just clumps of cells, but are human beings, if they themselves had not viewed the children as commodities to be produced in the lab first, they wouldn't have been in this mess.

No one has a right to interfere in procreation, either in artificially preventing it or artificially prodding it. Otherwise, we buy into the view that other human beings are useful products to be created, used, or discarded as we wish. The Catholic view is the only humane one: All human beings are precious and sacred. They are the children of God, created in His image and likeness, and worth more than all gold and silver combined because they were purchased by the Sacrifice of the Cross.

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