The Vatican published the Instruction "Dignitas Personae" in December, to remind people that the embryo has the dignity of a human being and should be respected and treated as a person from conception.Jose Maria Simon Castellví
President, World Federation of the Catholic Medical Association Although the embryo is microscopic, it is not a molecule, it's not another cell, is one of us, although we can't see it. The planet also seems small when seen from afar, but it is more than a little ball in the infinity of the universe.
In the document, the Church states that the real source of human life is the family, not a scientific laboratory. Jose Maria Simon Castellví
President, World Federation of the Catholic Medical Association Spousal love can't be manipulated by a doctor through in vitro fertilization or artificial reproduction. The doctor can help spouses to create life but he cannot replace them.
It also explains that in vitro fertilization is not morally permissible, because during the course of this procedure over 80% of the embryos are sacrificed.
The Vatican deplores the situation of these remaining embryos and says that the solution is not to implant them in other mothers. Jose Maria Simon Castellví
President, World Federation of the Catholic Medical Association
One of the new developments, which is both surprising and logical, is to say no to the adoption of human embryos. It is not reasonable to artificially produce human embryos, while others in good faith choose to adopt. There would be a huge imbalance between the ones that are produced and those that are adopted. It would be a way to contribute to the process and to contribute to evil.
According to the president of the World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations, the document warns about the dangers that humans face when they try to act like gods. Jose Maria Simon Castellví
President, World Federation of the Catholic Medical Association One of the main concerns of the Church and of Catholic doctors is that man dares to eat from the tree of life. God is the creator, we take care of the creation, we procreate, we help but we can't replace God in his creation. You can't do everything that is technically possible because many things that are technically possible are immoral or attack human beings.
Jose Maria Simon says that study and the search for solutions to solve medical and ethical problems are among the main priorities of Catholic doctors around the world