Science and technology have made enormous contributions to our lives and society. How we respond to these technologies tells us a lot about ourselves. The overwhelming question remains; is it ethical simply because it’s possible.
IN VITRO FERTILIZATION
In Vitro Fertilization generates the creation of a human being literally in a laboratory environment. The procedure involves extracting a number of eggs from the mother and then are fertilized by the father’s sperm in a petri dish or a test tube. The newly formed human beings are then implanted into the mother’s womb, in the hope that at least one will attach to the lining of the womb and thrive.
There are many concerns with this process since many embryos die in the transfer process, some embryos are unwanted and eliminated as they may not be “adequate”, some embryos are stored alive and frozen, and some embryos are donated to science (for research, which usually means death) and still, some embryos die during the thawing process. The actual number of embryos that die every year of this process is unknown but could reach up to the hundreds of thousands.
Human life is to be respected and protected from the moment of conception. A human being should be recognized since the very first moment of life. When this moral line is crossed, as the in the case of IVF, categories of people become devalued and become easy targets for those who consider them as merely “objects” to be toyed and played with for their own convenience and not as human beings.
Find out how the use of NaProTECHNOLOGY is nearly three times more successful than IVF and it doesn’t result in frozen embryos or early selective abortions.
Click on the link to download an In vitro brochure. (pdf)
Cambride Right to Life has a copy of the documentary, Eggsploitation, an Official Selection of the 2011 California Independent Film Festival. To review a copy contact us at 519.623-1850 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org