Church's view on fertility treatments?
I was watching the Dateline special on the McCoy septuplets and one thing has always irked me about this couple. They had one child. They wanted more, but couldn't conceive so they went to fertility treatments and got pregnant with 7 babies. They don't believe in abortion and so elected to have all 7 and now are dealing with the consequences (i.e. developmental delays, financial problems, etc.) I always hear the mom saying something along the lines of "God blessed us with these children and he wouldn't give us anything we can't handle, etc." I just want to shake her and say NO! God did not give you 7 kids at once, God gave you 1 healthy happy little girl and His will wasn't good enough for you so you turned to science to get your 7 kids. I was just wondering, what is the Catholic church's stance on fertility treatments. If I'm not mistaken, one of the reasons Catholics don't condone birth control is that such a practice interferes with the will of God. Wouldn't the same be held true for fertility treatments?
FTR I am totally against any kind of fertility treatments, given the overpopulation of our country and planet, and the millions of babies in this country and others without loving parents who are available for adoption. I think the adoption industry needs a revamp and this would even help with the abortion dilema.