22 March 2015

Turkey's top religious body says that IVF should be banned because it is like adultery

Turkey’s top religious affairs body has said that surrogate motherhood is religiously unacceptable as it contains elements of adultery.

According to Hurriyet Daily News, The Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) announced in a statement that in vitro fertilisation between unmarried individuals offended “humane feelings.”

The council, established in 1924 to answer questions regarding Islam and the Islamic lifestyle, said that IVF was permissible so long as the sperm and ovum fertilised belong to a married couple and that the ovum remains with the wife rather than “inside a stranger’s womb.” [The Independent] Read more