Letter of Opposition for Embryo Harvesting and Freezing/Genetic Manipulation

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Letter of Opposition for Embryo Harvesting and Freezing/Genetic Manipulation

Grand Canyon University
February 3, 2013

Letter of Opposition for Embryo Harvesting and Freezing/Genetic Manipulation Embryonic harvesting and freezing is considered an ethical dilemma and morally unacceptable. Karen Capato reserved sperm for in-vitro fertilization posthumous and reared twins as a result. In this instance, technology was used after the death of a spouse to create life posthumous and the use of such is considered an act of God. “The Bible mentions in its parables that we should not to disrupt a life” (E. Horning, personal communication, January 31, 2013). Manipulating genetics
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She also stated she felt like mankind was playing God in such instances, which was wrong.
All four interviews conducted had similar worldviews, especially since they all seemed to stem back to performing an act of God, in which no one thought was right. The ethical dilemma was consistent when discussing embryo use, but there were some differences when discussing sperm and egg separately and the intended use of the embryo for implantation to remain pro-life. Laurie and Mary seemed to agree that using the embryo for the intended use was a beneficial technology to create life posthumous, but the actuality of manmade conception was unsettling for the both of them.
Ethical arguments arising from opposition of reproductive technologies have been “on grounds of scarcity of resources; fairness concerns according to which postmenopausal women have had their chance to be mothers; traditional feminine roles that view postmenopausal women as inappropriate mothers; and concerns for orphaned children” (Fisseha, 2013). The full ramifications of the potential impact to postmenopausal and posthumous reproduction on children isn’t fully understood.
Embryonic harvesting and freezing will remain a cause for concern for years to come and the advancement in technology will further complicate situations and will continue to create ethical dilemmas in the future. Having a solid individual moral compass will ensure that science doesn’t take hold of society and individuals will