Church documents on infertility

CHURCH DOCUMENTS

“Instruction Donum Vitae: Instruction on Respect for Human Life in Its Origin and on the Dignity of Procreation. Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. February 22, 1987. www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_19870222_respect-for-human-life_en.html

 “Instruction Dignitas Personae on Certain Bioethical Questions.” Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, September 8, 2008. www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20081208_dignitas-personae_en.html

 National Catholic Bioethics Center. Home page. Accessed September 15, 2011. www.ncbcenter.org/page.aspx?pid=183. Additional reading material on DP can be found at this site.

 “Encyclical Evangelium Vitae: On the Value and Inviolability of Human Life.” March 25, 1995. www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_25031995_evangelium-vitae_en.html.

STATEMENTS OF THE BISHOPS OF THE UNITED STATES

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. 4th ed. Washington, DC: Author, 2001. See part 4, “Issues in Care for the Beginning of Life,” introduction and directives, 38–43.

 ———. “Life-Giving Love in an Age of Technology.” 2009. http://old.usccb.org/LifeGivingLove/

 ———. “Married Love and the Gift of Life.” Washington, DC, 2006.

 ———. “On Embryonic Stem Cell Research.” Washington, DC, 2008.

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