A priest of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, Reverend Father Joseph Obada, said In vitro fertilisation (IVF) and surrogacy are not morally admissible.

Fr. Obada who has gone as far as undertaking extensive studies on the subject of procreation, and life and combining theology, and church tradition with the science of life ethics made his claims clear.

Obada said alternative natural resources developed to tackle infertility should be encouraged rather than the fast, and conventional ways that part of the pharmaceutical and birth-interest science community promotes.

IVF involves monitoring and stimulating a woman’s ovulatory process, removing an ovum or ova from her ovaries and letting the male semen fertilise them in a culture medium in a laboratory.

Surrogacy is an arrangement, often supported by a legal agreement, whereby a woman agrees to delivery/labour for another person or people, who will become the child’s parent(s) after birth.