Is in vitro fertilization murder?

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    I'm curious as to what people here think of this. Do you believe that the freezing and subsequent destruction of unimplanted frozen embroys created for in vitro fertilization is the same thing as abortion? I mean morally?
    Do you think that using these unwanted embryos for stem cell research and therapy is the same thing as just destroying them morally?

    If you are prolife, do you believe that it should be wrong for people to create embryos they don't use?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    That's just sick.
     
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    What is sick?
     
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    That it would be wrong to create embryos that are frozen. That makes no sense to me.

    If it were up to me, they'd be used for stem cell research. Such a waste to leave them there. But the whole conccept that it could somehow be wrong to avail oneself of a miracle of science. I just don't get it.
     
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    If I remember correctly, the would-be parents have to keep paying to keep their embryos frozen, and if they don't, they get destroyed.
    I don't know much about the process but I don't know why they have to create so many at one time?
     
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    Because you create as many as the meds let you create. There isn't any control over the number of eggs produced. A woman is given a series of injections that stimulate production of eggs. Then there's no guarantee over how many become fertilized. Out of 20, some people might get 1 that takes. Others might get 20. Also, some people have to make four and five attempts at in vitro before it works. The number of embryo emplanted are governed by the age of the woman. For some it's 3, for others, 4, still others 5 are implanted. After that, they watch to see how many "take". The leftover pre-embryos are frozen for subsequent use or not.
     
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    That's just sick.

    Let's make litters of babies, then kill them off when we don't want them.

    Heaven forbid these women actually consider adoption..which might actually reduce abortion.

    No, let's have more abortions...and eliminate any chance that an unwanted baby might get a home.
     
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    oh right.... because some religious ideologue says that life begins when sperm meets egg deserving women shouldn't be able to have kids.

    nuts.
     
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    Just because some child-hating scientist says that babies aren't really babies before they're born, let's make lots of them and then kill them off.
     

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