Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) delegates approved a resolution Wednesday opposing in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

The resolution stated, “Though all children are to be fully respected and protected, not all technological means of assisting human reproduction are equally God-honoring or morally justified.”

It continued, “Southern Baptists have historically affirmed the value of every human life and opposed the use of technology that disregards the sanctity of human life. The In Vitro Fertilization process routinely creates more embryos than can reasonably be implanted, thus resulting in the continued freezing, stockpiling, and ultimate destruction of human embryos, some of which may also be subjected to medical experimentation.”

According to Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the resolution condemning IVF resulted from a February decision by the Alabama Supreme Court that ruled parents of frozen embryos killed at an IVF clinic could move forward with a wrongful death lawsuit against the clinic for alleged negligence.

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