Last week on her personal Facebook account, Jennifer posed the question, “What’s going to be the fall-out from the human social experiment of embryo donation and adoption?”
A healthy discussion followed in the comments to her post. People weighed in to emphasize strong pro-life principles, cautions about lessons that should be learned from the history of adoption, the uniqueness of such a situation in the history of humankind, and more.
This morning Jennifer recorded a Facebook live video to further the discussion of this important but under-reported—and arguably under-considered and under-discussed—topic. In the video she offers four points:
- We should stop generating “excess” embryos, stop freezing embryos
- There are no perfect solutions to the current situation of 600,000 to 750,000 frozen embryos in the United States
- The way embryos are treated under current US law is an uneasy mix of property transfer and adoption
- What do we as a society owe frozen embryos?
The full video is about 5 1/2 minutes long. Take some time to watch the video and think about the topic of embryo donation. What are your thoughts? Share them over on our Facebook page!