Polish Bishops Slam Plans for Liberal in Vitro Law
Warsaw, Poland (AP) - Poland's influential Roman Catholic church has appealed to the country's politicians to oppose in vitro fertilization, calling the procedure akin to eugenics.
Several Polish bishops made their case in a letter to the country's prime minister, president and leaders in parliament as the government nears completion of draft legislation that foresees state funding for the procedure.
Poland's conference of Catholic bishops said on its website that the letter was sent Monday. Signatories include the head of the conference, Archbishop Josef Michalik and Archbishop Henryk Hoser, who heads a church group on bioethics.
The Vatican opposes the procedure because it often results in the destruction of embryos.