Episode 17

Published on:

30th Apr 2024

What Does the Church Say About IVF? | Ep. #17

In this episode, we discuss the moral issues with in vitro fertilization (IVF), differences between Catholic and Protestant Church teachings on IVF, the Alabama Supreme Court ruling on frozen embryos, and why pro-life Christians must stand firm against the use of IVF technology.



00:00 – Overview of IVF

05:00 – Life starts at conception

09:00 – The Catholic position on IVF

11:30 – Compounding moral problems with IVF

15:00 – The rise of “Designer” babies

19:20 – Pro-life Christians got lazy?

20:30 – The Alabama Supreme Court ruling

22:30 – Rhode Island IVF statistics

27:30 – The untold stories of IVF

33:30 – Protestant theology and IVF

37:10 – Rapid technological and moral change

43:40 – The dilemma of frozen embryos

47:00 – Snowflake adoption

49:30 – A generation of IVF children

52:45 – Conclusion: Christians must stand firm


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The Rev. Nathan Stomberg

The Rev. Nathan Stomberg is the Rector and President of Holy Communion Anglican Church in East Greenwich, RI. Nathan is a loving husband to his wife, holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, works full-time as a Project Manager, is an avid distance runner, and enjoys writing about current events through the lens of a Christian worldview.