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Nobel prize winner opened the wrong door in human reproduction says president of Pontifical Academy for Life

October 5, 2010
The President of the Pontifical Academy for Life Bishop Ignacio Carrasco de Paula has voiced his concern over the recent awarding of the Nobel Prize for medicine to Professor Robert Edwards.
SAN DIEGO/EMBRYO BANKEdwards is responsible for the in vitro fertilization process. His lab created the first test tube baby in 1978.
“Without Edwards,” the bishop wrote in a statement, “there would be no market for human eggs and there would not be “freezers full of embryos” waiting for implantation.
Bishop Carrasco de Paula acknowledged that Edwards "began a new and important chapter in the field of human reproduction," but that he “opened the wrong door”.
Bishop Carrasco de Paula concluded by saying that he would have voted for other candidates.
The solution to infertility, he said, will come from a "different direction,” he added that we must have patience and trust in our investigators and doctors.
Read more from Zenit here, or Catholic News Service here.
One such Catholic doctor doing work on human reproduction is Dr. Thomas Hilgers.
He’s the co-founder and director of the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction, in Omaha, Nebraska.
Though based out of the United States, the fertility care system that Dr. Hilgers works with is also used at the Marguerite Bourgeoys Family Centre in Toronto. Visit here for more information.
The fertility care system that is used has a high success rate – even higher than that of IVF! Not only does it give a woman a deeper understanding of her body, but more importantly it gives a husband and wife a better understanding and appreciation for their fertility.
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CNS photo/Sandy Huffaker
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