Posts Tagged ‘In vitro fertilization’

Surprising number of Americans would screen embryos for intellectual aptitude, survey says

Thursday, February 23rd, 2023

A significant minority of Americans would favour genetic screening of embryos simply to boost their child’s chance to attend an elite university, a new survey indicates. Several bioethics experts and economists designed the survey to explore public opinion about in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and the hypothetical genetic testing of embryos before they are implanted in the Read more

Making IVF babies

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Rachel and Stuart Maloney’s small townhouse at Pottsville on the northern NSW coast is a happy home. Wedding pictures hang on the walls and colourful toys are scattered through the living room where toddler Nate plays chasey with his dad. This joyful scene of family life has not come easy. In 2007, Stuart and Rachel Read more

Costa Rica sides with Catholic radio station over in vitro ads

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Costa Rica’s Constitutional Court has issued ruling upholding the right of a Catholic radio station to broadcast spots opposing in vitro fertilization that were censured by the government in June of 2011. The court ruled that Radio Fides had the right to air the fourteen radio spots that are part of a series entitled, “My Read more

IVF Black Market Babies and the Church

Friday, September 30th, 2011
In-vitro fertilisation

The current battles over the fate of thousands of babies conceived via in vitro fertilization would confound even King Solomon. Sensational news reports surrounding the $180,000 price tag for Ukrainian black-market babies shocked the determinedly secular segments of society, and few remain unmoved by the story of the FBI’s round-up of “baby-brokers.” Beyond the initial Read more