Category Archives: Human Embryos

News release from Department of Health and Human Services

September 24, 2018 “After a recent review of a contract between Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. and the Food and Drug Administration to provide human fetal tissue to develop testing protocols, HHS was not sufficiently assured that the

About Those Frozen Embryos: Unintended Consequences and the Limits of Personal Freedom

By John Stonestreet & Roberto Rivera Frozen embryos aren’t the only “byproducts” of advanced reproductive technology: moral and legal confusions are as well. Divorce is a brutal experience, especially for children. For many, it’s a traumatic experience

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

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

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