What is the Chilean Temple Initiative?

The Chilean Temple Initiative is the US Baha’i community’s response…

http://www.chilean-temple.org

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What is the Baha’i view on Surrogate Mothers?

“The spiritual and social implications involved in the use of surrogate mothers to provide for the gestation of the embryo, even when the embryo results from the fertilization of the husband’s sperm and the wife’s egg cell which is later implanted into the womb of the third party, are too far-reaching for such a procedure to be permissible to Bahá’ís.”

(From a letter written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice to a National Spiritual Assembly, October 25, 1984)

What is the Baha’i view on In-Vitro Fertilization?

“… While artificial insemination is a very different process from in-vitro fertilization, the principle enunciated by the Guardian is the same, namely, that to be acceptable to Bahá’ís the egg cell of the wife should be fertilized by the sperm of the husband in the procedure.

(From a letter written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice to a National Spiritual Assembly, October 25, 1984)

What is the Baha’i view on Tubal Ligation?

“The Universal House of Justice has received your letter of April 29 asking about tubal ligation…under normal circumstances it is not permissible to have a surgical operation for the purpose of not having more children if such an operation could result in permanent sterility.”

(From a letter written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice to an individual believer, May 28, 1978)

What is the Baha’i view on Vasectomy?

“Directly to your question about having a vasectomy, in general it is not permissible to have a surgical operation for the purpose of avoiding having unwanted children if such an operation could result in permanent sterility. While circumstances might exist in which sterilization would be justified, this does not appear to be the case with you.”

(From a letter of the Universal House of Justice to an individual believer, May 30, 1974)