Frozen Souls

by Matthew Eppinette, Director of Programs on December 21, 2016

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Last week on her personal Facebook account, Jennifer posed the question, “What’s going to be the fall-out from the human social experiment of embryo donation and adoption?”

A healthy discussion followed in the comments to her post. People weighed in to emphasize strong pro-life principles, cautions about lessons that should be learned from the history of adoption, the uniqueness of such a situation in the history of humankind, and more.

This morning Jennifer recorded a Facebook live video to further the discussion of this important but under-reported—and arguably under-considered and under-discussed—topic. In the video she offers four points:

  1. We should stop generating “excess” embryos, stop freezing embryos
  2. There are no perfect solutions to the current situation of 600,000 to 750,000 frozen embryos in the United States
  3. The way embryos are treated under current US law is an uneasy mix of property transfer and adoption
  4. What do we as a society owe frozen embryos?

The full video is about 5 1/2 minutes long. Take some time to watch the video and think about the topic of embryo donation. What are your thoughts? Share them over on our Facebook page!

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