Rreproductive Technologies

In a “Choice Revolution” There Are No “Ethical Boundaries”

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I first heard the euphemistic term “selective reduction,” at a bioethics conference at which I was speaking in Banff, Alberta. I don’t remember the year, probably about a decade ago. I was speaking on assisted suicide, and as I awaited my turn, the speaker before […]

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Biological Colonialism at the Movies

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC HBO has a documentary out that apparently highlights the baby gestating industry that is growing in India, which I have dealt with before (see here and here and here). Christianity Today takes note in its Women’s Blog. From “Outsourcing Baby Making in India:” Two scenes […]

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IVF: No Liability in Ireland for Using Sperm With “Black” Genes

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC IVF has changed our attitudes and expectations about bearing children, and not necessarily for the better. Instead of unconditionally loving the child who we receive, some instead demand the right to obtain the child they want. And that can lead to litigation when the parents […]

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A Noble Nobel?

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2010 has been awarded to Robert G. Edwards for the development of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Edwards is part of the famous Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards duo, who were partners in the lab for years, trying to fertilize a human egg and thus create an embryo […]

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The Phones Have Been Ringing

Nothing like waking up to the news that the Father of IVF has won the Nobel prize. Phones have been ringing. Writing about it all now. More soon. Robert Edward wins 2010 Nobel prize in medicine for in-vitro fertizilation Robert G. Edwards’s breakthrough development of in vitro fertilization, which led to the birth of the […]

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