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Fertility treatment bans in Europe draw criticism


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  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    April 13, 2012 6:18 a.m.

    As I understand it, fertility clinics typically farm and fertilize more eggs than are implanted, and freeze the rest in case the first ones did not "take"

    If the first one or two DO take, that leaves some behind in the freezer.

    After some point, these leftover embryos become non-viable or are destroyed.

    I am curious as to the religious rights "take" on this as I have not seen it addressed.

    I have not seen any outrage or heard of laws to address this.

    Wouldn't it be more reasonable to use these embryos for stem cell research rather than just destroying them?