According to The Washington Post, the Pope is pressing the church ban on artificial procreation, saying that marriage is the only place a human should be created.
Sperm/egg donation and artificial methods of conception, like vitro fertilization are banned by the Church for those who practice the religion faithfully. But the Church fully endorses research on infertility.
“The human and Christian dignity of procreation, in fact, doesn’t consist in a ‘product,” he said, “but in its link to the conjugal act, an expression of the love of the spouses of their union, not only biological but also spiritual.”
Who is to say that only marriage can constitute creating a human?
This is absurd. This would pave the way for so many individuals and deserving couples from becoming parents. In this day and age, children are brought into the world in many different situations- some good and some bad. But natural conception with a married couple does not always guarantee a good upbringing. I know many people in the world that have been brought up by single mothers/fathers and they turned out great! I also know a few people who have conceived through fertility treatment and they were great parents. Just because the child is not naturally conceived, does not mean they will love their child any less or that they will be any lesser of a parent. In fact, I know many adults who are married and have children, but should not be parents.
Furthermore, biology is not always on our side. But that does not mean they should be childless. Fertility treatment and artificial procreation allows people who have trouble naturally conceiving have a child. That is not wrong.
These adults deserve to be parents just as much as anyone else. How dare someone determine how a child is born and who can be parents.