Today on Explicitly Pro-Life, the podcast hosted by SFLA president Kristan Hawkins, pro-life speaker and author Stephanie Gray Connors joins Hawkins to talk about a topic that is difficult for many members of the pro-life movement to discuss: the pro-life perspective on IVF.
The episode, entitled “Infertility, IVF & And The Pro-Life Ethic,” discusses Gray Connors’ new book on this topic and provides an excellent introduction to what IVF is and how pro-lifers should engage with this subject.
At Students for Life of America, we believe women are amazing — their bodies can literally grow new people! But for a woman who wants to be a mother but experiences fertility troubles, it can feel like her body is at war with her heart. Science offers a whole host of “assisted reproductive technologies” in these cases, but not all of them are life-affirming choices, and there are many options that are ethical and effective but not widely advertised.
In this episode, Gray Connors takes the Pro-Life Generation step-by-step through the pro-life positions on In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and a range of other medical options for fertility and women’s health. She also provides tools to help determine whether a fertility treatment is ethically problematic and how to engage loved ones in discussing this intriguing but sometimes emotional topic.
Beyond being pro-life apologetics experts, Hawkins and Gray Connors also present unique perspectives to the IVF issue. Hawkins is the mother of two children with Cystic Fibrosis, a condition which makes most males infertile, and Gray Connors married in her forties, making her more prone to having difficulty conceiving. With such backgrounds, both women provide a diverse and compassionate look at IVF.
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Find Stephanie’s new book, Conceived By Science: Thinking Carefully and Compassionately About Infertility and IVF, on Amazon. More questions? Reach out to her at [email protected]
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