Press Interview  Bioethics  Infertility

Southern Baptist adviser: Opposing IVF is ‘pro-life’ value

News Nation with Chris Cuomo

(NewsNation) — Jason Thacker, a Southern Baptist ethicist who advised the organization’s resolutions committee, says that opposing the use of in vitro fertilization is a “pro-life,” “Christian” value.

“Southern Baptists want to affirm the dignity and value of every human life, no matter the stage of development,” Thacker said Thursday on “CUOMO.” “No matter the location, whether that’s in the womb or outside the womb.”

The Southern Baptist Convention voted to oppose the use of IVF at its annual meeting Wednesday. The nonbinding proclamation calls on members of the country’s largest Protestant denomination to only support reproductive technologies that affirm the value and right to life of every human being from the moment of conception.

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