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Reproductive & Genetic Technologies - Person using Genetics Lab Technology

New ways to treat illness and infertility are the goal of many reproductive and genetic technologies. However, there is a risk that vulnerable people may be exploited, such as infertile couples desperate to have a child or low-income women who may donate eggs or become surrogates out of financial need.

Some of these technologies are destructive of human life and others may change our understanding of what it means to be human. A child may never have the possibility of knowing their lineage or biological relatives if they are conceived using anonymously donated sperm or eggs. We risk turning children into commodities, as well as changing the structure and understanding of families.

God calls us to protect and respect human life, to care for the vulnerable and to support families.

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Related Themes

Media releases

EFC Urges Parliament To Heed Chief Justice's Recommendations On Assisted Human Reproduction Law

EFC issued an open letter to the federal Ministers of Justice and Health noting the...

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Outgoing letters

Enforcing the Assisted Human Reproduction Act - A letter to the Hon. Jane Philpott, Minister of Health

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada congratulates Hon. Jane Philpott on her...

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Government

Bill C-13 (2013): Assisted Human Reproduction Act Summary

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Bill C-47 (1997): An Act respecting human reproductive technologies and commercial transactions relating to human reproduction

Bill C-47 (1997): Submissions on an Act respecting human reproductive technologies and commercial transactions relating to human reproduction

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Documents

Changing Genes: Christian Approach to Human Genetic Testing and Therapy (1998)

The EFC's discussion paper on genetics, Changing Genes: A Christian Approach to Human Genetic Testing and Therapy

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