By: Robin Murray-o'hair Re: Fertility Clinic Closed FERTILITY CLINIC CLOSED Next time a co

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By: Robin Murray-o'hair Re: Fertility Clinic Closed FERTILITY CLINIC CLOSED Next time a conservative religious leader tells you that the religious *really* don't want to legislate morals, just say to yourself "Remember Poland." It seems that Novum, a fertility clinic in Warsaw, was trying to help infertile couples have children. As part of the process, in some instances, it froze embryos for test-tube fertilization. So what? Well, according to Bishop Tadeusz Pieronek, "The church does not want children to come from factories. A child is the fruit of love, not high-tech." Accordingly, Anna Greziak, the chief doctor of Warsaw, ordered the clinic to stop any freezing of embryos. After all, she says, the method, condemned by the church, "interferes with the essence of humanity." The order has effectively stopped the work of the clinic. Thus, Roman Catholic doctrine becomes the law for childless Polish couples. In another front in Poland, the Roman Catholic church is demanding that a state/church separation clause be dropped from the country's constitution. The church also wishes that an invocation to its god be included in the new constitution now being drafted. Source: Associated Press, 3/28/95; Reuters, 3/27/95; Reuters, 3/25/95

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