The Point: Children Are Not Jewelry

Words almost fail me. Almost. For the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

Couples using in vitro fertilization often produce many embryos to ensure at least one success. The results are hundreds of thousands of excess embryos.

Recently, an Australian couple gave birth to three babies through IVF, and didn’t know what to do with the other embryos, still frozen in storage. So . . . they turned seven embryos into jewelry—a pendant—so mom can wear her babies “close to her heart.”

Of course, she had to kill them first.

This is so vile, so ghastly, so evil, that I sat in stunned silence when I read it.

But, we can’t be silent about any of this for long, not the way that current IVF procedures treat innocent human life as commodities, not the taking of innocent life as “excess,” and not the desecration of dead children.

Every human being from conception ‘til natural death is made in the image of God and worthy of life and dignity. Christians cannot embrace technologies, reproductive or cosmetic, that deny that truth.


Destroyed Embryos Turned Into Jewelry
  • Wesley J. Smith | National Review | May 4, 2017

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