Thursday, May 11, 2017

DESTROYING CHILDREN

Posted by Tim

In today's GUAM DAILY POST, there is the story about a lesbian couple who is suing the Government of Guam for attorney's fees related to their efforts to have both their names on the birth certificate of a baby which one of the women gave birth to after the child was "conceived" via in vitro fertilization, courtesy of Dr. Thomas Shieh. 

Aside from the same-sex issue and whether or not the child has any rights, there is the matter of in vitro fertilization. Many Christians, and even Catholics I know do NOT know that the process involves the destruction of human beings. 


It is not a matter of "religion" that life begins at conception. It is simply science. This excerpt from an article in AmericanPregnancy.org states it plainly:
Through this procedure, a single sperm is injected directly into the egg in an attempt to achieve fertilization. The eggs are monitored to confirm that fertilization and cell division are taking place. Once this occurs, the fertilized eggs are considered embryos.
Cell division is evidence of life. Dead cells don't divide. The baby has already begun to grow which is why the article goes on to say that "the fertilized eggs are considered embryos." 

Since usually multiple embryos are implanted in the "host womb," there is the chance of what AmericanPregnancy.org calls "Additional risks:"
Additional risks of IVF include the following: 
The chance of a multiples pregnancy is increased with the use of fertility treatment. There are additional risks and concerns related to multiples during pregnancy including the increased risk of premature delivery and low birth weight.
Sometimes there are 2-3-5, or more "multiple pregnancies." WebMD and other "scientific" sources do not go into it, but generally, the "healthiest" is selected and the others are removed. So what happens when a living being, developing in its "mother's" womb (or at least the "host") is removed? 

Well, according to science, it (really he or she) stops developing: IT DIES. And when that death is caused by its being directly targeted and removed from the womb by another human being, then what this really is is intentional "killing." And because of the innocence and defenselessness of the victim, morally it's murder.

In addition to the direct removal of living human beings from the womb (be they embryos or beyond), there is the matter of what happens to those embryos which are not selected for implantation into a host womb. 

WebMD explains:
Any embryos that you do not use in your first IVF attempt can be frozen for later use. This will save you money if you undergo IVF a second or third time. If you do not want your leftover embryos, you may donate them to another infertile couple, or you and your partner can ask the clinic to destroy the embryos. Both you and your partner must agree before the clinic will destroy or donate your embryos.
"Destroy the embryos." Destroy the children. 


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