Embryo Adoption: This Is Really a Thing That Is Happening

Who knew that "Every Sperm is Sacred" would be an anthem of the now-inevitable nadir of the abortion debate? Case in point: Evangelical couples doing their part to save babies by adopting... other couples' frozen embryos. And then unfreezing the embryos, implanting them in evangelical wombs, giving birth to them, and… » 9/14/12 11:45am 9/14/12 11:45am

Zygotes Aren't Entitled to Dead Parent's Benefits, Says Most Twilight…

Well, thank goodness that's settled. The Supreme Court ruled today that children conceived via in vitro fertilization after the death of a parent aren't automatically entitled to that dead parent's Social Security benefits, as they're not technically "survivors," because they're not "natural children" as defined by… » 5/21/12 6:00pm 5/21/12 6:00pm

New Tennessee Law That Criminalizes Harming Embryos Couldn't Possibly…

Earlier this week, the Tennessee state Senate offered its near-unanimous approval to a measure that would make it a crime to harm a fetus at any point in a woman's pregnancy, including before 6 weeks' pregnancy when a fetus is actually technically called an "embryo." Proponents of the bill claim that it has nothing to… » 4/25/12 10:40am 4/25/12 10:40am

Child Of Rape Victim Is Now A Charming Anti-Choice Personhood Fanatic

On November 8, Mississippians will vote on Initiative 26, an amendment to their state's constitution declares that life begins at the moment of conception. If enacted, the measure will effectively outlaw all abortion, IVF, embryonic stem cell research, and many forms of birth control. The driving force behind this and… » 10/21/11 5:15pm 10/21/11 5:15pm

European Court Bans Patenting Many Types of Stem Cell Research; Science…

Europe's highest court ruled today that it's not legal for companies to patent any sort of research method that requires the destruction of human embryos. Christian groups are super psyched about this because God says cellbabies are exactly the same as grown up humans with faces and feelings. Scientists are upset… » 10/18/11 7:15pm 10/18/11 7:15pm

IVF Patients To Other Infertile Females: Keep Your Paws Off Our Embryos

Hot on the heels of NYC socialite Alex Kuczynski's surrogacy overshare in the New York Times Magazine comes news that the majority of women who have undergone in vitro fertilization do not want to share their extra eggs. According to the Times, "53 percent did not want to donate their embryos to other couples, mostly… » 12/04/08 9:30am 12/04/08 9:30am