IVF: A Positive Implement?

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Couples around the globe seeking to conceive, but who struggled to do so naturally, found supposed hope in the year 1977. The hope was found when Louise Brown was the first baby to be successfully conceived and born via a new and controversial form of baby-making; In-Vitro Fertilization. In-Vitro Fertilization, otherwise known as IVF, is a wildly versatile and complex way of artificial reproduction. It was truly a breakthrough and still leaves the world in awestruck wonder to this day. However, the process is man-made, not God-made. Subsequently, IVF’s positive aspects are slowly being outweighed by its negatives as people begin to face the consequences of messing with God’s occupation. While some people claim that IVF is a positive implement,…show more content…
They say that IVF is a healthy, natural process that brings the joys of parenthood to millions of people around the globe. However, these claims are nothing but falsehoods, as joy is anything but the case when it comes to IVF. Elizabeth Kirk, a health journalist for Aleteia, says that “...this can get...upsetting for the children conceived through IVF, and social science data suggests that donor-conceived children report struggles with identity...origin...depression and substance abuse” (Kirk, 10 Things You Really Need To Know About IVF, Aleteia.org). As understood from Kirk’s writing, IVF is not very joyful in the end with the struggles the child (or as IVF specialists call it) “product” faces. With that initiated, the negative effects of IVF are clear and there is no light in the darkness to avenge…show more content…
IVF results in many ectopic pregnancies (when the inserted embryo begins to develop outside the uterus) infections, premature births, birth defects, and much more. Ectopic pregnancies mean that (unless the woman wants the organs surrounding the uterus to be ruptured, leading to severe injury and perhaps death) that the embryo (which is a living human being by the way) must be terminated. Infections are plethoric and wide in range; spanning from infection in the bladder, bowels, fallopian tubes, uterus, ovaries, and other organs surrounding the woman’s reproductive system. Premature births are most likely in a pregnancy of multiples, which is common with IVF. They can lead to detrimental health issues for the baby (as it has left the womb underdeveloped) and thus plenty of stress for the parents. Birth defects are more common in IVF rather than natural baby-making, and for unclear reasons. Some believe that it is due to the IVF process, while others believe infertility in itself is to blame. Regardless, though, Alexandra Sifferlin, a health journalist for TIME says (regarding IVF and its links to birth defects) that “Among 4795 babies born after IVF [in California]...3,463 babies had congenital birth defects” (Sifferlin, IVF Linked to More Birth Defects, TIME.com). As one can discern, IVF has negligent effects on the millions of mothers and

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