A pro-life Christian couple was left distraught after an in vitro fertilization clinic they used to get pregnant fertilized 29 of their embryos and killed seven of them.
Christian author and speaker Alan Shlemon shared the details of the unnamed couple’s plight in a piece on The Stand to Reason website on Tuesday, serving as a cautionary tale about IVF and how it fits into God’s plans.
Shlemon said that he recently spoke with the couple, who told him they opted for an IVF clinic due to a medical condition that made it impossible for them to get pregnant.
After undergoing the fertilization procedure and awaiting the results, the couple were surprised to be told that the clinic successfully fertilized as many as 29 human embryos. According to the belief that life begins at conception, that meant that the couple had 29 offspring.
Since only 22 of the embryos were given a high health rating, however, the IVF clinic had already killed seven of them, while the remaining were being kept in a freezer.
“Before the couple knew anything about what had happened, the IVF clinic staff had ‘created’ 29 of their children, killed seven of them, and frozen the remaining 22,” Shlemon wrote.
“This pro-life Christian couple was distraught. Though they wanted to get pregnant, they would have never consented to such disregard for human life — to creating and mistreating their own flesh and blood. But having not investigated the details or asked clarifying questions, they now realized the disturbing truth of what they had participated in.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Stoyan Zaimov