Since the first “test-tube baby” was born, in vitro fertilization has become a common procedure in fertility treatment. A key issue couples considering in vitro fertilization is the use of their embryos. The woman often produces more eggs than can be used during a single IVF attempt. The extra embryos can be frozen to use in subsequent procedures, or a couple may have them destroyed, kept in storage indefinitely or donated to another infertile couple. Another issue is how many embryos should be placed back in the uterus.
Some people do this naturally, some adopt, some throw themselves into working with kids, and some so desperately want their own, but it seems out of reach. The only way for these people to have their own children is by using IVF. For them, this is as natural as it gets, and with the mother carrying her own child, it seems extremely natural. Also, when women feel as though their time with IVF is through and they have extra eggs, destroying them is their own choice, just as abortion is a woman’s choice. Some people also believe that this process is just too expensive to do.
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Basically pro-life supporters argue that the baby can not be killed because it has the constitutional right to life. Non-abortions advocates also argue that abortions get used too regularly as a form of birth control. They believe that abortions are put into the same category as the “pill” and the Depo-Provera shot. They also believe that while abortions are legal and so available, people do not see unprotected sex as serious as they should. Women may consent to un-protected sex because if they become pregnant they figure they can always just go get an abortion.
With legalized abortions, at the time that someone has the abortion, they have the procedure, and walk free and clear, several feeling no regret or guilt from their actions at all. They should have to pay for their selfish acts. The right to a legal abortion is allowing the mistake of pregnancy to become ... ... middle of paper ... ...ose that are sexually assaulted. As for those that it is a personal choice to discontinue the pregnancy, I do not believe that it should be legal for personal reasons. There are thousands of people that are waiting to adopt newborns, therefore if there is not a health concern for the mother or the child, the abortion should not be allowed.
Fertilization 4. Em... ... middle of paper ... ... miscarriage as conceiving naturally but woman who receive frozen eggs during IVF treatment have a higher chance of miscarriage than conceiving naturally. When more than one implant is successful, there is the risk of mult-foetal pregnancy. This may sound to be good news to the mothers but unfortunately the occurrence of more than one embryo can increase danger levels to the mother’s health and the embryos. This most common is premature babies being born, this results in the risk to the babies where difficulties can happen after birth or the babies can be too early to live.
According to Mathis, eliminating sex education from the educational curriculum does not deter young people from having sex; it enables them to have unprotected sex. Becau... ... middle of paper ... ...oth state that it can happen to anyone including someone as prestigious as the Vice-presidential candidate’s daughter. I feel Edelman has a stronger argument that is going to have a stronger reception from the public. Her argument uses more pathos appeals, which is going to get more attention from the audience on this controversial subject, but it also does not point fingers at one government party over another. Her argument is saying everyone is responsible.
A teratogen is a drug or other substance capable of interfering with the development of an embryo fetus or breastfeeding baby that may lead to birth defects, developmental malformations, or even death. It is usually something in the environment that the mother may be exposed to during her pregnancy. It could be prescription/nonprescription medications, illegal drugs, tobacco, alcohol use, vaccines, or environmental exposures. It could also be a disease present in the mother, which could increase the chance for the baby to be born with a birth defect. About 75% of birth defects are caused by teratogens.
This ratio is increased for more advanced pregnancies. Three out of every 100 abortions result in an incomplete abortion. The further advanced the pregnancy, the higher the risk of an incomplete abortion. This occurs when the pregnancy has been ended, but the fetus is too large for the body to expel it. This remaining tissue can putrefy and result in a uterine infection.
Selecting the Gender of a Baby: The issue on whether parents should be allowed to choose the sex of their baby has been a major controversial issue in the recent past that has attracted huge debates between proponents and opponents of such practice. This issue has received huge attention because of long-term use of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) to help pregnant women in the United States and across the globe. This technology basically involves the transfer of fertilized human embryos into a woman’s uterus through in vitro fertilization (IVF). Advances in Assisted Reproductive Technology have contributed to various innovations such as Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, which enables parents to choose prenatally the sex of their offspring (Bumgarner, 2007, p.1289). This technology enables parents to select the sex of their babies through the use of medical techniques.