Category Archives: IVF

Too Many or Too Few?!?!

In an earlier blog I reported about the Boston College ethicists who argued that single women should not be permitted to undergo in-vitro fertilization (IVF) because we have too many people.  (ref: http://www.robertfleischmann.com/archives/145).  Now, consider the story of the effectiveness … Continue reading

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Just When You Thought it Couldn’t Get Muddier

The world of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and surrogate parenting has enough ethical challenges just in the procedure.  Consider this new twist in which embryos were placed in the wrong mothers: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2720056/Judge-decide-legal-parents-IVF-twins-one-couple-s-embryos-implanted-wrong-mother-Rome-hospital-mix-up.html

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Preying Upon the Desperate

One of the on-going debates is paying people to donate their organs, to serve as surrogate parents, to give up eggs or sperm and to be human guinea pigs to test new medications.   Two related topics surfaced in my reading … Continue reading

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Restricting IVF Because of Population Concerns

The ethical challenge with in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is the high loss of life for human beings in the embryonic stage.  Also, in favor of the Biblical ideal, many advocate for children to be brought into a solid relationship that has … Continue reading

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Time Running Out for NZ Frozen Embryos

While in-vitro fertilization (IVF) has permitted many infertile couples to have children, many more children have died through the destroying of unneeded or unwanted embryos.  There are also now legal mandates for such destruction. New Zealand requires that all sperm, … Continue reading

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Complexities of ART

ART stands for Artificial Reproductive Technology. It is a broad term to describe sperm banks, surrogate parenting and a wide spectrum of in vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques. A recent case in California (where else?!?!) raises the question of parental rights … Continue reading

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Early Embryos Have The Ability To Correct Their Own Genetic Abnormalities, Reveals New Study

Early Embryos Have The Ability To Correct Their Own Genetic Abnormalities, Reveals New Study. Check out this article.  Think of all the times users of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) have selected human beings in the embryonic stage for termination because they … Continue reading

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