Articles on Reproductive Technology

The movie “Jurassic Park” contains many memorable lines, but perhaps none as haunting as when mathematician Ian Malcolm (played by Jeff Goldblum) declares, “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if... Continue...

Humanity entered a new era this past week. At the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing held in Hong Kong (Nov. 27-29, 2018), which was organized “to try to reach a global consensus on whether, how and when it... Continue...

A picture showing a beautiful baby girl surrounded by over 1,100 IVF needles is making the rounds on the internet. Here's a picture of the image:   According to the description of the photo, "After trying to get pregnant for... Continue...

Editor’s note: This is the fifth article in a monthly series on what Christians should know about bioethics. From the time of Adam and Eve until the late 1970s, there was—with one notable exception—only one way to make a baby:... Continue...

“Is it a boy or a girl?” How often have we asked that question after the arrival of a newborn or after receiving the result of a sonogram? What does it reveal about us as humans that many of us... Continue...

Several months ago a team of Chinese scientists sparked a worldwide ethical debate after reporting their experiments using germline editing on the genomes of human embryos. Here is what you should know about what has been called “genetics new battleground.”... Continue...

“Freeze your eggs, free your career.” That was the eye catching title on the front page of a recent Bloomberg Businessweek magazine. The subtitle read, “A new fertility procedure gives women more choices in the quest to have it all.”... Continue...

Some of you may have seen the 1997 movie ‘Gattaca’, which portrays a futuristic society where children can be ‘tailored’ to their parents’ specifications. The height (want a basketballer?), eye colour (just like dad?), or whatever other characteristics will help... Continue...

“There’s no more nature.” So one character tells another in Samuel Beckett’s absurdist 1957 play Endgame. Theatre of the Absurd, including Endgame, portrays the human condition absent any purpose, rationality or meaning - a picture, essentially, of life after the death of God. The... Continue...

The Hobby Lobby case has brought to the fore the current state of confusion regarding how contraceptives work. One of the problems is lack of clarity on the question of whether some—or any—contraceptives can cause an abortion. Why is there... Continue...