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Frozen Embryos


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Embryos in Limbo

Spring 2009Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill on IVF and indecision about nascent life

 

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ART in the News

A new test for Down syndrome, frozen embryo laws, and more

October 10, 2008

The Embryo Dilemma

October 6, 2008

Los Angeles Times health reporter Shari Roan has a terrific series on “the politics of embryos.” (Bonus: One piece quotes The New Atlantis’s own Yuval Levin.) 

Six years of frustration and heartbreak. That’s how Gina Rathan recalls her attempts to become pregnant.

Finally, she and her husband, Cheddi, conceived a daughter, now 3, through in vitro fertilization. About a year later, she became pregnant with a second child, naturally. Their family was complete.

Then, a year ago, the Fountain Valley couple received a bill reminding them that their infertility journey wasn’t quite over. They owed $750 to preserve three frozen embryos they’d created but hadn’t used....

Finally, the couple paid for three more years of cryopreservation.

“I think about the embryos every day,” Rathan says. “I am their mother. I see them as my own children. They are the DNA from my husband and I. It’s something I worry about, especially when the three years is over and I have to make a decision again.” 

ALSO IN THE LAT: How easy is it to donate embryos to research? Or for adoption? Embryo legislation, state by state.

ART in the News

Clay Aiken: Gay Dad, Teen Pregnancy Barbie, and More

September 26, 2008

ART in the News

Affordable IVF, Older Dads, and The World's Oldest Mother

July 9, 2008

ART in the News

Million-dollar babies, embryo adoption, and more

June 16, 2008