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Does IVF Violate
§ In vitro fertilization (IVF) violates personhood rights in a number of ways. First of all, commonplace practices involved with IVF are selective fetal killing and the deliberate killing of "extra" embryonic children in fertility and research facilities: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16360491 and http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/osh/osh_08deadonarrival.html.
§ This deliberate killing is clearly violating the God-
§ For openers, most of the children produced in vitro die soon after conception: http://lifeissues.net/writers/irvi/irvi_50ivfsexselection.html and
§ Proponents of IVF try to liken this death toll to the estimated 20-
§ Additionally, the incidence of birth defects among IVF children is markedly higher
than among naturally conceived children: http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/archive/ldn/2010/jun/10061406,
§ Again, it is one thing for a child to develop a defect during procreation the way God designed it and something altogether different when the child’s affliction involves manmade fashions.
§ Finally, at the head of all this trampling upon the rights of the children, there is the intrinsic problem that each IVF conception substitutes laboratory reproductive processes for the marital act of procreation and thereby violates the right of the child to an origin consistent with his or her dignity as a human person: http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/bru/bru_38artificialreproduction.html.
§ Furthermore, with the violation of one person's unalienable rights being an assault on the rights of all, each act of IVF contributes to the "long progression of massive societal changes, fundamental changes in our outlook, that reduce babies, and by extension all people, to the status of things":
§ In summary, in vitro fertilization in every instance violates the unalienable rights of the children it produces and undermines the rights of all members of society.