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Southern Baptist Convention’s opposition to IVF leaves some hurt and grappling with their options

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Southern Baptist women said their faith already informed their fertility choices — even before messengers in Indianapolis endorsed the resolution opposing IVF.

Alicia Amos cried after she learned of the resolution issued by the Southern Baptist Convention on Wednesday opposing the use of in vitro fertilization as it is widely practiced, and thought of her 3-year-old daughter.

Her spirited toddler was conceived through IVF, making her among the roughly 2% of children now born annually as a result of the procedure. 

Amos, 32, grew up Southern Baptist, and she still belongs to the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, attending a church with her husband in Missouri. She doesn’t want to “disparage” the convention or the delegates who voted for the resolution.

But she doesn’t want her daughter wounded.

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