Posts Tagged ‘frozen embryos’

1000s of fertility samples may be destroyed Comments 1

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Eggs, sperm and embryo samples of almost 2000 people are set to be lawfully destroyed as a ten year storage time deadline approaches. In 2004, the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Act was passed governing the practice of fertility treatment. In 2010 the legislation was amended allowing the retrospective 10-year storage period for eggs, sperm and Read more

Maltese bishops criticise IVF for frozen orphanages Comments 0

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

By freezing superfluous embryos, the procedure of in vitro fertilisation is “creating new orphanages”, the Catholic bishops of Malta have said in a pastoral letter. The letter says parents shirk their responsibility if they agree to the freezing of their children, and the future of embryos in the frozen orphanages is “very bleak”. The freezing Read more