Depicting IVF as 'evil' is unfair, says AD Alternattiva Demokratika has denounced comments made by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, when he described in vitro fertilisation (IVF) as "highly abortive". Grech's comments were made during an homily on Friday, marking the day of Our Lady of Sorrows. The bishop said that while society shouldn't remain "indifferent" towards the pain suffered by married couples caused by infertility, yet, IVF was not the solution. Grech said that science should help persons find "ethically correct solutions", and described IVF as a system which "manufactures babies", which was "highly abortive". "Depicting IVF as some form of 'evil' and painting supporters of a reproductive technology which mimics and helps nature run its course is unfair and uncalled for," AD's secretary general Ralph Cassar said. Cassar said it was "scandalous" that government has put IVF legislation on the back burner for so long, more so when a consensus position was reached in parliament on the issue. "It is also strange that after years on end of lack of legislation regulating this sector, IVF suddenly becomes objectionable now," Cassar said. "As usual government is neither here, nor there, and prefers sitting on the fence." In February, Justice minister Chris Said told the parliamentary social affairs committee that a proposed Law for IVF will soon be tabled in Parliament. Said also told MaltaToday that he expected the draft law on IVF to be presented for its first reading in Parliament "not before a month's time but not later than two months' time." At present, this therapy - deemed controversial on 重庆快乐十分开奖记录 account of its perceived 'wastage' of fertilized human ova, for which reason it is firmly opposed by the Catholic Church - is available from private clinics in Malta in the absence of any regulation at law.