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  1. Adam Parton

    I am unaware of any embryo wastage that some may speak about. Therefore I do not see that there is any problem with wasted embryo. Life begins when sperm and an embryo joining with the spark from God is ignited in the new baby. Death, on Earth, is when the spark is extinguished. In vitro fertilization is not link with the murder of a baby. Vitro is just an unnatural way to unite the sperm and egg. God did not design it to work this way. Yet, this topic is not resolved in the Bible so ethics we have come to understand from Scripture will have to guide our judgment. Dennis Hollinger wrote in Choosing The Good “Perhaps nowhere is this sense of human control more evident than in reproductive technologies. When we combine new technologies with this sense of control, it becomes increasingly difficult to convince people that not all new forms of procreation are morally legitimate within a Christian ethics framework or even wise within any framework” (Hollinger, 96). I believe the question is the exploration for the good of all under the Law of God or is it for selfish gain that may only hurt the majority in the future.

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    1. Polycarp

      So because you don’t know any wastage, there is no problem with it? There are plenty of evidence of wastage and indeed, abortions to rid the mother of multiples.

      Again, your argument is without merit.

      Instead of quoting others, read the bible, then the post, and respond with your thoughts and dialogue there. We use the bible to figure out ethics, even with modern technology. The story of Abraham, Sarah, and Haggar for instance, when the ‘technology’ of the time was used and the result produced was against God’s plan.

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  2. Adam Parton

    Please inform me on your understanding of “wastage”. I do not understand the use of this word when dealing with an embryo. How is the embryo wasted?

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    1. Polycarp

      Adam, I would suggest, kindly, that you google it. Embryos are discarded or aborted.

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  3. Adam Parton

    I unfortunately know about the practice of abortion. The terminology of embryo wastage is what had me confused. I never heard or understood this definition until now. From my spiritual beliefs and statistics I feel that embryo should not be used. It is reported, “Adult stem cell [have] been able to give treatments for 73 different conditions whereas embryonic stem cell therapy has not helped even a single patient” (topnewsus.com). I think there is no need for abortion or embryonic wastage. I believe these treatments should not be administrated or a route that anyone takes.

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