Abbreviation for "Artificial Insemination by a Donor," referring to a man's using artificial means to inseminate a woman who is not his wife. From Pope Pius XII to Pope John Paul II, the Church has consistently condemned A.I.D. because the act is adulterous, because conception must occur within the loving act of marital intercourse, and because each child has the right to be reared by its natural parents.
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