Wednesday, July 07, 2010

"Our five frozen storage"

“My husband and I could create embryos, freeze them and, essentially, donate them to our future selves… Our five frozen embryos, which we call our baby blastocysts, will remain in storage until we are ready to use them.”

These are quotes from a woman who wrote in the Washington Post yesterday about how her husband and she have discovered and used in vitro fertilization and the freezing of their embryos. Since embryos are children – the smallest of children – let’s substitute the word ‘children’ for ‘embryos’:

“My husband and I could create children, freeze them, and essentially, donate them to our future selves… Our five frozen children… will remain in storage until we are ready to use them”.

How messed up is this! What do they say when people ask if they have children? ‘Yes, we have five. They are in storage’.

One of the things I have learned about IVF – and all sin for that matter – is how self-serving it is of the parents. “Until we are ready to use them” – children are not to be used; they are to be loved!

Please click on today’s title to view the Post article in full. This is an example of what the following article calls “the devil…manipulating the very act of creation”:

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2010 ( - “Satan is normally ‘hidden’ … but nowadays he is walking tall in powerful structures of sin like abortion, pornography, sex slavery, rapacious greed and terrorism,” writes pro-life leader, Catholic priest and exorcist Reverend Thomas J. Euteneuer in his new book, Exorcism and the Church Militant.

The devil, says the President of Human Life International, “flexes his muscles” with “pernicious ideologies like radical feminism and ‘pro-choice’ extremism, the militant homosexual movement and the aggressive mass media which is the ministry of propaganda for Satan and all his works and all his empty promises.”

Father Euteneuer has conducted exorcisms in several dioceses around the United States and spoken to thousands of people on the subject.
In the newly released book, Fr. Euteneuer warns: “Never in all of history have we seen evil promoted so effectively and the true good so roundly mocked and rejected as in this age of extreme technological prowess.” He explains, “the difference between the modern world and past generations is that Satan has a greater ability to use groups and institutions for increasing his wicked reach into human life and society.”

Far from hidden, suggests the exorcist, “Nowadays, objective evil is displayed out in the open air with impunity, celebrated in the public forum and strategized in plush board rooms.”

Fr. Euteneuer presents the case that “the devil's spiritual warfare on our flocks will intensify as the years proceed and that all Christians, but especially priests, will have no choice but to engage more deeply in the spiritual battle for souls.”

“The devil now,” he warns, “arrogates to himself the right to control the totality of human existence even in so-called free societies: from manipulating the very act of creation (in vitro fertilization, cloning, Human Genome); to the authority over life and death (abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia); to the definition of human sexuality and marriage (birth control, divorce, homosexual unions); to the very prospect of human annihilation (nuclear war, genocide and the impending New World Order). “

Along with Exorcism and the Church Militant, Father Euteneuer is also releasing Demonic Abortion, the first of two companion works. This 120-page booklet is a meditation on the evil nature of the abortion industry, from the perspective of a priest and exorcist who has been fighting in the pro-life trenches around the world for well over a decade. With a release date of July 7, 2010, Demonic Abortion is now available for pre-order.

More information about both Exorcism and the Church Militant and Demonic Abortion can be found at


Matt Shoemaker said...

"how mess up is this?" I'd say it's pretty messed up. The article is written completely from the perspective of the ego- of what the parents want. They outright say their primary focus is their career until they can have enough money to raise children. Fulton Sheen talks about this and says that they are prioritizing money over children and a family. The article is really shocking because these people don't even have fertility problems- it seems like they would be people to 'buy' designer babies where the scientists 'tailor' make the babies to have things like blonde hair, green eyes, etc. Though the article is correctly summarized with the phrase "fertility industry."

Anonymous said...

Am I doomed for hell? I have my share of days when I wish I could freeze my husband and kids and place them in storage for a while. When asked about my family, I’d simply say, “Oh…., they’re frozen away in storage. I’m planning on thawing them out in a few weeks with the hope that they’ll become human again.” Argghh is it the heat, healthy humor or am I just totally messed up?!

Anonymous said...

At the risk of raising some ire, I'm going to respectfully disagree. My husband and I are devout Christians, and we have two children through IVF. We prayed a lot about this before going through with it, and got advice from Christian experts in ethics and Christians in the field of IVF.

Is it "ego" to want children? I'd say it's part of being made in the image of a Creator God - most of us want to create children.

IVF is a medical response to a medical problem - infertility. My understanding is that everything possible is done to bring every fertilized egg to full-term birth.

This is not a black-and-white issue. Take care to apply mercy to judgment.