Does In Vitro Fertilization Take Lives?

In Vitro Fertilization, IVF, Embryo, Reduction, Abortion, Death

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) occurs when a man and a woman cannot have their own children, so they arrange to have their egg and sperm joined in a laboratory setting and later implanted into the woman’s uterus.

However, there are often several more embryos than are necessary or implanted are created so only the most viable embryo (or several embryos) is taken and implanted.

If a woman becomes pregnant with multiples, the excess embryos or fetuses are generally aborted to increase the levels of health for the one fetus they decide on keeping until birth [1].

This has been termed “selective reduction” [2].

Once a life has been brought into this world, whether through natural conception or in vitro fertilization, it is important that this life be supported, in all cases.

It should never be considered acceptable to abort some children so that others may have a better chance at surviving or thriving.

All of this happens in the name of reproductive freedom and rights. The right to fertility is protected and upheld at the expense of preborn human lives.



[1] Schultz, Gudrun. (2006). “Abortion of “Excess” Babies Common with IVF.” LifeNews,

[2] Ibid


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