At first glance, artificial reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization or surrogacy might seem to be the exact opposite of abortion. Abortion kills children of women or couples who don't want a baby. IVF provides infertile couples with an opportunity to have a child. That's a good thing, right?

Unfortunately, it's not that simple. Artificial reproductive technologies contribute to abortion both directly and indirectly. On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we'll look at:

  • The ways artificial reproductive technologies foster a culture of abortion
  • How to be sensitive to couples who struggle with the cross of infertility while also opposing immoral reproductive techniques
  • Ethical and moral alternatives for couples struggling with infertility


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  • NaProTECHNOLOGY (Ethical approach to treating infertility)

  • The Multiple Moral Problems of Surrogacy--Fr. Tad Pacholczyk

  • It's Not Just About the Frozen Embryos--Fr. Tad Pacholczyk



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Steven Karlen, Campaign Director

Prior to joining the headquarters team, Steve directed several highly-successful 40 Days for Life campaigns in his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. As campaign director, Steve helps local 40 Days for Life leaders build and improve life-saving efforts in their communities.