Skip to comments.Woman Kills Wrongly-Implanted Embryos with Morning-After Pill
Posted on 06/29/2010 4:02:55 PM PDT by wagglebee
HARTFORD, Connecticut, June 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) In a disastrous chain of events, a set of wanted embryos quickly became unwanted after an artificially impregnated women was informed by her fertility clinic that they had accidentally implanted the embryos of another woman by the same name.
The womans solution was to take the morning-after pill (which, ironically, pro-abortion forces insist is simply a form of contraception and cannot cause an abortion) and abort the nascent life within her.
The Associated Press reports that the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services at the University of Connecticut Health Center has agreed to pay a $ 3,000 fine over the incident, which took place last April, according to state health records.
Apparently, a lab technician had removed a batch of human embryos from the storage freezer without following proper procedure. She only matched the last name, but forgot to crosscheck with the last four digits of the womans social security number and the medical record number.
The lab technician discovered the error a day later but by then it was too late. The woman had already been implanted with another clients embryos, which had been on ice for approximately four years.
After being told about the error one hour after having the embryos implanted within her, the woman then decided she did not want to carry someone elses baby, and took the morning-after pill.
Bioethicist Wesley J. Smith commented on his blog about the event, saying it illustrates not only how children have come to be treated as a commodity through in vitro fertilization, but also how this process can sometimes snare would-be birth and biological parents in terrible, heart wrenching circumstances.
The center has insisted that the mix-up is the first ever in their 24-year history, calling it important and emotionally difficult for patients and center alike.
Smith, however, pointed out that mix-ups have happened before at IVF clinics although in at least one extraordinary case the birth mother made a painful, but life-affirming choice. Sean and Carolyn Savage of Ohio found out last year that their IVF clinic had transferred the wrong embryos. The Savages, however, refused to abort on account of their pro-life religious beliefs, and arranged to hand over the baby to his biological parents shortly after the birth.
When the mistake was discovered in that case, the birth mother and her husband chose life for someone elses baby, remarked Smith. Which choice reflects unconditional love?
Carolyn Savage told Meredith Vieira of the TODAY Show back in September that the hardest experience would be the delivery of the child, where she would only have a chance to say hello and goodbye.
Of course, we will wonder about this child every day for the rest of our lives, she added. We just want to know hes healthy and happy.
A follow-up with the TODAY Show in May, revealed that the baby Carolyn Savage carried to term was born Logan Morell, now approximately 8 months old. The Savages and the Morells have become friends through the painful experience. However the Savages declined to appear on the TODAY Show, saying that the months following Logans birth have been much more difficult for them to deal with than they expected, but they hope to write about their experiences in a book for 2011.
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Maybe this is why God is allowing us to reap the harvest we are sowing. James Dobson said one year, that the number of babies being sought by infertile couples was the same number as those being aborted [by a mother who didn’t want them-my comment].
So what about the mother of the children that were mistakenly implanted?
All in a day’s work in a culture of death.
“Woman Kills Wrongly-Implanted Embryos with Morning-After Pill”
Should read: “Woman Kills Living Human Beings with Morning-After Pill”
yes and what a handle....RU-486....as if a question mark belongs after the name.
A baby is murdered EVERY 24 SECONDS in the United States.
This going sound cold
Least she cut out the Middleman
Statistically, it is extremely improbable that the morning-after pill (which is a very high dose of hormonal birth control) could be abortive. The chance is not zero, but it is possible that it could be taken in such a way that it fails at preventing ovulation (depending on where the woman is) or preventing fertilization (the other most common effect) but somehow works to prevent the fertilized egg from implanting. This is technically possible, though only if taken very late relative to sex (near or past the end of the 72-hour window).
The morning-after pill has NEVER been stated to act on an implanted embryo, which is what this story claims. If this is true, this would be a scandal of massive proportions. The way this story is written makes the events impossible by known science. It’s most likely misreported and the truth is probably the woman took not the morning-after pill but an actual abortifacient like RU-486.
Well, she spared herself that.
I wonder if she the type that would sue the clinic for damages probably
If you take 3-4 birgh control pills, you have the morning after pill.
That’s what my then doctor girl friend said.
Way way back
See. I hope this “healthcare” is affordable.
I hear that that back in da day before RU 486
“University of Connecticut Health Center has agreed to pay a $ 3,000 fine over the incident”
pay a fine — that’s it — now move on, nothing to see here.
btw who gets fine monies, not the patient, the govt !!
Evil science evil medicine.
What a sad story...once again the innocent are expendable
Exactly, I can hear the clinic now, “unfortunately we put the ‘wrong’ baby in you, but we’re going to kill it at no charge.”
The morning after pill makes the woman shed the lining in her uterus because of the massive dose of hormones. If there is an embryo that is beginng to attach it would cause it to be shed too.
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