Category Archives: Human Embryos

Arizona passes law protecting frozen embryos when parents divorce and disagree over their fate

By Dave Andrusko On July 1, a new law went into effect in Arizona which in cases of divorce and subsequent disputes over frozen embryos will give custody to the parent who would “allow the in vitro

Family seeks wrongful death lawsuit after loss of frozen embryos

Approximately 4,000 eggs and embryos have been destroyed in the malfunction. The case raises ethical questions around IVF Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post written by SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. A

Will investigators ignore babies discovered in Detroit body broker warehouse?

By Right to Life of Michigan Deceptive informed consent documents. Crudely chopped-up body parts. Excuses about “fees” when confronted about organ and tissue trafficking. Detailed prices per body part. Federal and state regulators out to lunch. These

Tennessee woman gives birth to baby girl frozen as an embryo in 1992

By Dave Andrusko News broke today of a truly remarkable birth that took place last month in Tennessee. On November 25, “Tina and Benjamin Gibson became the proud parents of Emma Wren,” according to Crystal Bonvillian of

Capitol Hill newspaper reports FBI seeking Senate documents, “signaling possible probe into sale of fetal tissue”

By Dave Andrusko The Hill newspaper reported this afternoon that in recent days the FBI has requested “unredacted documents” obtained from abortion providers by the Senate Judiciary Committee, “signaling agents may be investigating whether Planned Parenthood and

Human genetic engineering breakthrough raises ethical concerns

Shoukhrat Mitalipov is the first U.S.-based scientist known to have edited the DNA of human embryos. OHSU/KRISTYNA WENTZ-GRAFF

By Paul Stark Scientists in Oregon have successfully genetically modified human embryos, according to research published earlier this month. The researchers used a gene editing technique called CRISPR to repair a disease-causing mutation. “In altering the DNA code

Louisiana Judge tosses out suit to implant frozen embryos, cites lack of legal jurisdiction

By Dave Andrusko When actress Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb were a couple in 2013, they used IVF to create two embryos who were frozen. “The couple at the time signed a contract at the ART Reproductive

Turning Children into Jewelry?

Embryo adoption is a far better option By Eric Metaxas with Anne Morse Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at Breakpoint. A hundred years ago, ladies often clipped hair from a deceased relative

Turning “surplus” embryos into jewelry is “sacred art”

By Dave Andrusko A friend passed this news story along to me this morning and even though it takes an awfully lot to surprise me, this left me gaping. There is a company in Australia that is

Select Congressional Panel Releases Report on Planned Parenthood and Fetal Tissue, Part One

Deborah Nucatola, senior director for medical services for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. Beginning today, we are running a three-part series that offers a thorough overview of what the special Select Investigative Panel of the Energy and

Scientists proposing eliminating 14-day limit for experimenting on human embryos

By David Prentice, PhD Editor’s note. The following ran May 11, 2016 and was, indeed prophetic. Just as Prof. Prentice predicted, there are loud calls to “scrap” the self-imposed “limit” on the age allowed for experiments on

What is the Unborn? A Case for Biological Humanity from Fertilization

By Clinton Wilcox Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through September 6. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the