If this all seems totally bats, it’s because it is. If someone is woman enough to conceive, gestate, and birth live young, she, he, or they should have no issue using the word mother as an identifier.
The most exact science provided by the world’s top fertility specialists can produce a viable baby less than half of the time. Yet the stories of women in that other half can end in joy, too.
Michelle Obama’s vulnerability can encourage others facing similar struggles to open up. It can also encourage them to view IVF as a viable option. But is it a moral one?
Embryos are routinely manufactured according to specification — their genetic makeup is literally chosen from a catalogue.
While Elizabeth Katkin’s surrogacy story will unsettle some readers, the bioethical questions her book surfaces should trouble every American.
The recent malfunctions at two major fertility clinics expose more than just the technical failures of the assisted reproductive technologies industry.
As long as the business of creating surplus embryos remains unregulated in the United States, donating and adopting embryonic children increases the demand for it.
Sofia Vergara doesn’t want embryos she created with Nick Loeb to be born, but Loeb says they’re alive and he wants to parent them.
Children created during in vitro fertilization can be disposed of for potential flaws, evaluated for ‘desirable’ characteristics, experimented upon, and bought and sold.
The deep anthropological assumptions inherent in the push for same-sex marriage are those of synthetic biology and the new eugenics.
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