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Medical Technologies The Good & Bad Aspects
Artificial Insemination: what is it? By Donor (AID) By Husband (AIH)
AID/AIH Methods Intracervical Intrauterine
Controversy Many Christians are opposed to AIH and AID Some argue that AIH is not as bad and should be permitted. The Catholic Church agrees that AIH is not as bad, but it is still wrong.
Why the Church is opposed… - The Catholic Church is opposed to all forms of artificial insemination because it violates natural law and human rights. Marriage is between a man and a woman, and sex is the natural expression of love between these two people. - A child has a right to a mother and father; - No one has a right to a child: children are not commodities to be obtained at any cost. God is the author of life, not humans.
Sperm Donor Wants to Adopt Son By Nick Taborekwrite September 16, 2010 SM COURTHOUSE There's a big difference between being a sperm donor and being a dad. That's the message that came out of a paternity suit recently resolved at the Santa Monica Courthouse in which a sperm donor sought joint custody of a toddler he helped conceive. As is customary in paternity cases, the full names of the parties involved have not been disclosed. But the story goes like this: Karen B., a lesbian looking to become a mother, found a sperm donor who seemed like a good fit in Daniel C., a gay man who had posted an ad on Craigslist offering his services. Under the terms of a written agreement that would later become the subject of dispute, the baby boy born to Karen through artificial insemination would occasionally visit with Daniel, but lived with his mother, who was responsible for making all decisions regarding the child's upbringing, schooling, religion and health care. After two years, though, Daniel wanted additional rights and eventually sued Karen, claiming he was entitled to joint custody.