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  • Woman Pregnant With 4 Babies After IVF Regrets “Selective Reduction” Abortion of One Baby

    03/24/2017 7:41:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    life news ^ | march 24, 2017 | Sarah Terzo
    A woman who had In Vitro Fertilization done and conceived four babies had a “selective reduction” where one baby was aborted. A pro-choice therapist asked her some questions: “Did you feel like you got enough emotional support during the pregnancy reduction?” “No, not really. Mostly because the people we talked to mainly were doctors and medical people and they were all coming from the point of view that it was dangerous medically to carry that many babies….but because that was the only side I was getting, I wished later that I’d known I had more of a choice to keep...
  • Another In Vitro Fertilization “Oops…”

    01/04/2017 1:31:00 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 4, 2017 | JOHN M. GRONDELSKI
    The December 28 New York Times reported another “oops!” in vitro fertilization (IVF) moment. A technician in Utrecht may have mixed up sperm used to fertilize eggs, leading to the members of 26 couples perhaps not being the parents of the babies they contracted to produce.I admit that last sentence is a bit awkward: it would be nicer to say “leading to 26 couples being unsure if they are the parents of the babies they conceived.” Indulge me temporarily—I have my reasons for how I formulated that thought.In the procedure used by the technician, one sperm is injected from a...
  • Lesbian Couple Sue Over New Jersey Rules for Fertility Treatment

    08/08/2016 7:31:37 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 8, 2016 | MEGAN JULA
    Five years ago, Erin and Marianne Krupa chose to start a family. They moved to Montclair, N.J., from a more conservative environment in North Carolina, and decided that Erin would carry their first child. Erin Krupa remembered her fertility doctor looking her in the eye and promising to help her become pregnant. But there were complications. At an appointment with her doctor in 2013, Ms. Krupa, then 33, learned that she had benign cysts on her uterus and Stage 3 endometriosis, in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside. That meant she was infertile....
  • Professor who donates sperm in city bathrooms has sired 22 kids

    06/12/2016 4:46:53 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    NYPost ^ | June 12, 2016
    On a busy night last week at the Target on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, Ari Nagel, 40, emerged from the men’s bathroom looking a little flushed and quite pleased with himself. “It’s better when it’s fresh,” he told them. “It” is Nagel’s semen, and it’s in demand. The 6-foot-2 CUNY Kingsborough math professor has served as a sperm donor for dozens of locals, siring 22 kids over the past 12 years with 18 women of various backgrounds.
  • Who needs sex to make babies? Pretty soon, humans won’t

    04/04/2016 6:36:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | April 1, 2016 | Henry Greely
    I confidently predict that people will still be having sex in 20 to 40 years’ time, but they will be using sex to conceive their babies much less often. Two biomedical advances are going to change how humans reproduce: whole genome sequencing and stem cell technology.
  • The dark past of anonymous sperm donation

    01/25/2016 9:26:45 AM PST · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 1/25/16 | Michael Cook
    The use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) is so common nowadays that it’s easy to forget how quickly social attitudes have changed. The Atlantic recently published a feature about the early days of artificial reproductive technology under the headline “The First Artificial Insemination Was an Ethical Nightmare: The 19th-century procedure involved lies, a secrecy pledge, and sperm from a surprise donor”.The implication is that that contemporary ART is far more ethical than it was in the bad old days.Let’s look first at the origins of ART. The first pregnancy after artificial insemination apparently took place in England in 1790. The...
  • IRS: homosexuality is a choice, no tax deduction for gays contracting surrogates

    01/21/2016 11:48:49 AM PST · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/21/16 | Father Mark Hodges
    TAMPA, Florida, January 21, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Is the procreative impossibility of homosexual activity the same as heterosexuals being biologically infertile? Stetson University law professor Joseph Morrissey is suing for a tax deduction of $36,538 for in vitro fertilization treatments and the cost of a surrogate to carry twin boys for himself and his male partner. In denying Morrissey's claim, the IRS explained that for tax deductions, the medical services must be provided to the taxpayer, his spouse, or his dependent. Therefore, a surrogate does not qualify, and neither does IVF for someone other than the filer, his spouse, or...
  • Surrogate Pregnant With Triplets Sues to Stop Birth Father’s Demand She Have an Abortion

    01/06/2016 3:50:54 AM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 5, 2016 | MICAIAH BILGER
    A California surrogate mother filed a lawsuit Monday to protect one of her unborn triplets from being aborted by the biological father. The New York Post reports that the babies’ biological father is demanding that one of the triplets be aborted because he only wants two of the children. The unnamed Georgia man threatened to not pay surrogate Melissa Cook if she refused to abort one of the babies.Despite the pressure, Cook refused to abort the third triplet. She was 17-weeks pregnant in November when her story first gained national media attention."They are human beings. I bonded with these kids....
  • Woman impregnated by mistake with black man’s sperm loses court case

    09/06/2015 2:35:42 PM PDT · by Mariner · 123 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | September 6th, 2015 | By David Millward
    A legal claim by a woman who gave birth to a mixed race baby after accidentally being impregnated with a black man’s sperm has been dismissed by a judge in Illinois. Jennifer Cramblett sought damages from the Midwest Sperm Bank of Downers Grove, Illinois for wrongful birth and breach of warranty, the Chicago Tribune reported. Ms Cramblett and her same sex partner bought sperm from the sperm bank. But because of a clerical error, she was sent sperm provided by a black donor.
  • Woman Desperate to Have Baby Used IVF to Conceive, Then After a Natural Pregnancy She Aborted

    08/19/2015 8:04:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | Sarah Zagorski Aug 18, 2015
    In Minnesota, a woman who used in vitro fertilization (IVF) to expand her family chose to have an abortion after getting pregnant naturally. The Daily Mail reports that Hannah Stein was a mother of four when she became pregnant with her fifth child. Hannah and her husband of 17-years, Patrick, had undergone several rounds of IVF to conceive three of their children but felt like their family was complete, which is why Hannah says having an abortion wasn’t a difficult decision. She also explained that she had an abortion when she was 22, about one year before she married Patrick....
  • Video (5) on Planned Parenthood shows connection with IVF and abortion

    08/13/2015 7:45:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Aug 12, 2015 | Rebecca Downs
    While the fifth video released by the Center for Medical Progress certainly has provided damaging insight into Planned Parenthood, the full footage–at 5 hours and 45 minutes–contains even more about Planned Parenthood employees and the abortion industry. At about 2 hours and 41 minutes into the full footage, corresponding with pages 55-56 of the transcript, Melissa Farrell, who is the Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, discusses working for a facility that “performed abortions in the IVF department.” PP: …At the facility I worked at we didn’t provide abortions. We performed abortions in the IVF department, we did...
  • The Tangled Web We Weave When We Artificially Conceive

    07/11/2015 3:40:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | July 10, 2015 | REBECCA TAYLOR
    I have acquaintances that a decade ago decided to adopt some “leftover” frozen human embryos created with in vitro fertilization (IVF). Presuming they were essentially adopting children, the couple first consulted an adoption attorney. Imagine their surprise when he referred them to a property-rights lawyer. In our state, human embryos are considered to be “property,” not people. Back in 2002, a Rand Corp. report revealed that there were 396,526 frozen embryos in the United States. There are certainly many more today, and in many states, these little lives have no more legal worth than a house or a car. This...
  • Dignitas Personae

    12/12/2008 12:06:09 PM PST · by annalex · 32 replies · 716+ views
    The Vatican ^ | 12.12.2008 | The Roman Curia
    Regarding the Instruction Dignitas PersonaeAim In recent years, biomedical research has made great strides, opening new possibilities for the treatment of disease, but also giving rise to serious questions which had not been directly treated in the Instruction Donum vitae (22 February 1987).  A new Instruction, which is dated 8 September 2008, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, seeks to provide some responses to these new bioethical questions, as these have been the focus of expectations and concerns in large sectors of society.  In this way, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith seeks both...
  • The Dissolving Family and the Bio Tech Revolution

    06/02/2015 11:06:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Standing on my head ^ | June 1, 2015 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    This week’s article for National Catholic Register explores the seismic upheaval that has been the bio tech revolution. We seem blind to the fact that we are living in the midst of the most astounding technological revolution the world has ever seen. Biotechnology is the umbrella term for all the advances we have made in medical know-how, and reproductive technology is the most socially revolutionary subdivision of biotechnology. To put it simply, we no longer approach the transmission of human life as a sacred mystery — but, rather, have reduced it to the status of a baby-making machine that we’ve learned how...
  • Sperm bank sued after donor details emerge 7 years later

    04/21/2015 1:24:34 PM PDT · by massmike · 42 replies
    http://bigstory.ap.org/ ^ | 04/21/2015 | KATE BRUMBACK
    He was good on paper: Eloquent, mature, healthy and smart to boot. That's why Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson say they chose Donor 9623 to be the biological father of their child. Then last June, almost seven years after Collins gave birth to a son conceived with his sperm, they got a batch of emails from the sperm bank that unexpectedly — and perhaps mistakenly — included the donor's name. That set them on a sleuthing mission that quickly revealed he is schizophrenic, dropped out of college and had been arrested for burglary, they said in a lawsuit filed...
  • 65-Year-Old Mom Pregnant With Quadruplets: Amazingly Beautiful Or Extremely Egotistical?

    04/12/2015 8:03:17 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-12-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    A 65 year old German lady has told German newspaper Bild that she’s expecting quadruplets. This news story is the talk of the day in Europe. There are those who believe it’s a reason to celebrate, while others have a slightly different opinion. See for instance this tweet from a Dutch Twitter-user: Translation: “A women of 65 years old pregnant with quadruplets. This is loathsome. Incredibly egotistical.” Her argument is that the mother is a) too old to take care of one new baby let alone four, and b) that she’s basically nearing the end of her life thereby making...
  • Woman Gives Birth to Her Brother and Sister After Parents Ask Her to be Their Surrogate

    04/10/2015 3:57:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies
    Life News ^ | April 9, 2015 | SARAH ZAGORSKI
    In the United Kingdom, Ellen Brown was asked by her mom, Jenny Dias, and stepdad Tony to act as surrogates so they could have a baby. In 1990, Jenny split from Ellen’s dad and met Tony two years later. She informed him that she underwent a hysterectomy and couldn’t have any more children. Jenny said, “Tony accepted it very well and wanted our relationship more than children.”However, as their wedding day grew closer they discussed surrogacy. Jenny said, “I wanted to be genetically connected to Tony’s offspring — so I didn’t want to do it with anyone but Ellen.”...
  • Surrogacy Firms are Selling “Extra” Babies on the Black Market to the Highest Bidder

    04/01/2015 5:53:51 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    Lifenews ^ | Apr 1, 2015 | Rebecca Taylor
    International surrogacy is often touted as a win-win situation. Western couples get a baby gestated for them at a low price, and the women in third world countries get more money than they would normally see in a lifetime. But all we rich western countries have to do is look a tad bit closer and the whole facade falls apart. The women are exploited by signing contracts they cannot read, are kept under lock and key, forced to deliver by cesarean section, and then not paid the full amount they are promised. Some women die. Many of the contracting...
  • You Have a Voice Regarding 3-Parent Embryos

    03/24/2015 3:20:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | March 24, 2015
    Our health, a precise equilibrium, may be disrupted by any disease at any given time. Scientific progress has moved beyond the realm of diagnoses and care of disease, and has now entered the new arena of prediction and prevention while still in the embryonic stage of life, in spite of unknown factors and risks. With the advancing technology comes challenges of safety and efficacy, along with ethical and social considerations. The 3-parent embryo or mitochondrial transfer technology ultimately raises one of the greatest questions we will perhaps ever face as voting Catholics. Are we willing to genetically modify humans on...
  • We Are ‘Synthetic Children’ And We Agree With Dolce & Gabbana

    03/21/2015 3:38:46 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 19, 2015 | Hattie Hart and Alana Newman
    This past week has seen the outrage generated by parents of donor and invitro-fertilization children following a now-infamous Panorama magazine interview conducted with the fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana, wherein Domenico Dolce proclaimed, “You are born to a mother and a father — or at least that’s how it should be. I call children of chemistry, synthetic children.” Immediately, Elton John advocated a boycott of the designers’ products in retaliation for the perceived offense against his two sons, who were conceived via an egg donor and surrogate mother. Speaking as two donor-conceived young women—alive because of reproductive technologies—we felt an...