Maltese bishops criticise IVF for frozen orphanages

By freezing superfluous embryos, the procedure of in vitro fertilisation is “creating new orphanages”, the Catholic bishops of Malta have said in a pastoral letter.

The letter says parents shirk their responsibility if they agree to the freezing of their children, and the future of embryos in the frozen orphanages is “very bleak”.

The freezing or disposal of surplus embryos shows that IVF methods, “which at first glance seem to be at the service of life, are in fact actually a threat to human life”, the bishops say.

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