Here’s another story similar to an English woman I blogged about earlier. Seems this Irish woman’s husband has decided to remain with his girlfiriend and doesn’t want his wife to be able to use their embryos they created earlier to have more children. I’ll keep watching what the courts decide and let you know the outcome. More and more though, we think we’ve figured out such an easy solution to our infertility. We belive that technology has found an answer to our problem. And we believe that we have a right to our own children. But we are forced to realize the technology which we thought was our saviour, has created more and more complex issues.
- Jennifer Lahl, MA, BSN, RN, is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR. She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has three times addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.