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Father Tad discusses moral concerns related to "embryo adoption" with Drew Mariani. He references a recent article that he published with colleague Dr. John Haas in the Linacre Quarterly, entitled "Moral Contraindications to the Adoption of Abandoned, Frozen Human Embryos." Dr. Haas and Father Tad point to the Magisterial teachings on medical bioethics for insights into this current debate. In the interview, Father Tad begins with the language found in Dignitas personae connoting a negative judgment about embryo adoption:

"The proposal that these embryos could be put at the disposal of infertile couples as a treatment for infertility is not ethically acceptable for the same reasons which make artificial heterologous procreation illicit as well as any form of surrogate motherhood...". 

Father Tad explains some of the nuances in the debate regarding embryo adoption, arguing that this is not a practice that appears allowable or compatible with the teachings of the Church.


For the interview with Drew Mariani, please go here

For more of Father Tad's writings on abandoned, cryopreserved embryos, see Frozen Embryos