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IVF: Assisted or Artifical? by Melissa Foley

 

Get this. In 1971, the UK Medical Research Council refused on ethical grounds Robert Edwards and Patrick Steptoe, the first scientists to successfully use IVF, long-term support for their medical and scientific research on “Studies on Human Reproduction”. The Council was concerned with “patient safety and offspring abnormality”. However, the team moved forward with a large amount of private money and made history with the birth of the first “test-tube baby," Louise Brown.

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Fertility Clinic Mixup Ends in Abortion

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer In another example of the incredible waste of human life that takes place routinely in fertility clinics around the world, a British woman who conceived after receiving another couple’s embryo by mistake decided to abort the child. The aborted baby was the couple’s final embryo and their last hope for a child.

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Vatican Condemns Plans to Inseminate Woman with Sperm from Comatose Man

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer Vatican officials are denouncing the plans of a controversial Italian doctor to artificially inseminate a woman with the sperm of her comatose husband who slipped into unconsciousness just as the couple was planning to conceive.

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