Category Archives: In Vitro Fertilization

Comments related to the ethics of invitrofertilization or IVF

Science Supports Biblical Marriage

The science of preeclampsia, a serious life threatening medical condition of pregnancy, supports the idea of Biblical marriage.[1]

Preeclampsia is a type of pregnancy induced hypertension (high blood pressure) that can quickly lead to organ damage in the mother, and even death of the baby and/or mother.

A number of studies show that pregnancies in women who have had longer periods of exposure to the baby’s father’s sperm, before getting pregnant, are less likely to develop preeclampsia, compared to women who get pregnant in a short term relationships.… Read the rest

Assisted Death – Is It Really Such A Big Deal?

Yesterday the Canadian government introduced legislation to legalize doctor assisted suicide.  One commentary said, “if passed, this would allow some Canadians to kill others, with support of the state.” Christians are saying we may not cross this sacred line, for human life may not be violated. How alarmed or upset should we be about this development? Are we really crossing a sacred line?

I take it this will be the first time that federal law will support some Canadians killing others,  where the Bible instructs them not to kill.… Read the rest

Personhood – What is it?

Why do I talk about personhood? Personhood has come to be part of the discussion of organ donation, abortion, and euthanasia. Why?

A basic definition of personhood is the state of being a person. This is important because we place special value, along with moral and legal rights and responsibilities, upon persons. So, when we want to attribute rights and responsibilities to certain people, or we want to take rights and responsibilities away from certain people, we can, in our arguments, attempt to show it is right to do so by attributing, or by not attributing, personhood to them.… Read the rest

IVF – Political Opposition

Those who have read through my posts related to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), will likely conclude that I have concerns about its use.  In my posting, IVF – Be Informed, after giving a basic description of what happens in IVF, I post the question, “Should we head down such a path or recommend it to others?”

Recently LifeSiteNews reported on the passing of a law that provides the Polish Government’s answer to this question.  LifeSite News reports on IVF law in Poland (Dec 7, 2015)

In this LifeSiteNews article Steve Weatherbe reports,

Health Minister Konstanty Radziwill told a parliamentary committee last week that the government wanted to address the issue of procreation with a broader program…“We are glad no more taxpayers’ money will be spent on this,” Dzierzawski said.

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