The Vatican has criticized the Nobel Prize in Medicine being awarded to
British doctor Robert Edwards, who is famous around the world for being the father of in vitro fertilization. In a statement issued two days ago, the Vatican declared that awarding Edwards is inappropriate, as his work has created a market for human ovules and frozen embryos.
The statement added that Edwards’ research casts a shadow of doubt on biomedical ethics, raising many questions regarding the issues of renting uterus and the phenomenon of older mothers.
The Vatican acknowledged external fertilization assistance in 2008, but considers in vitro fertilization as unethical because it sacrifices the lives of too many embryos.