IVF – Birth Control Connections

When some look up ethics and birth control they may hope to find the answer or justification either for or against the use of birth control.  At the time of this posting, I am not yet prepared to delve very deeply into that question.

Thoughts for this post developed from a challenge presented to me.  My posts on IVF imply that I believe IVF should generally not be recommended. At this point, I have not developed the same general position against birth contol. The Challenge is this,

If I am willing to accept some forms of birth control, do I have any right to challenge the use of IVF? How can we plan small families by preventing conception and, after we have our desired family, say that a couple unable to have any children should not try IVF? read more

Organ Donation – A Dead Man With the Blood Of a Live Man.

The Blood of the Living – The Blood of the Dead.

If we accept that it is wrong to kill a person to harvest organs, then a person must be considered dead for organ harvesting to proceed.  But, for organs to be useful blood must be circulating through the organs pretty well right up until organ harvesting begins.

In the Bible there is a distinction between the blood of someone who is alive and the blood of a dead man.   Revelation 16:3 reads,

And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man (Revelation 16:3a, NKJV) read more