Monday, July 23, 2007

IVF: poor health record for babies


From SPUC: Children conceived by IVF treatment are almost twice as likely to suffer
poor health, according to British and Finnish researchers. A study published in Human Reproduction showed that, by the age of seven, children conceived by IVF had spent an average of 4.31 days in hospital, almost two days longer than children conceived naturally. Professor Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin from Imperial College London, who led the research, said: "There are two sides to the coin and we have to say that in most cases,
everything seems to go perfectly fine. But we have to give accurate information and inform the families there may be some risks - and even risks about which we don't yet know."

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Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen