Saturday, December 10, 2016

Life on the Bleeding Edge of Medicine


For John, BLUFadvances is science and engineering demand advances in our understanding of the law.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




This is by a staff writer at The Pilot, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Boston.  Here is the lede:
Emma and Isabella are suing their mother, Sofia Vergara, according to court documents obtained by the New York Post.

Emma and Isabella are Vergara’s frozen embryos.

Vergara is a Colombian-born actress perhaps best known for her role as the quirky but loving Gloria Delgado-Pritchett from the ABC series “Modern Family”. In 2013, she created and froze embryos with then-fiancé Nick Loeb, a businessman, in a California clinic through in-vitro fertilization.

Here is a key fact:
The state of Louisiana legally recognizes a fertilized egg as a "juridical person".
The idea of fertilized embryos is one the Roman Catholic Church does not support.  On the other hand, they are a fact of life.  But, are they "life" or just material?

This is why the whole area of right to life is complicated.  When does life begin?  The whole area of Neonatal Intensive Care says that there is human life before the normal term birth.

Regards  —  Cliff

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