In vitro fertilization

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Surprising number of Americans would screen embryos for intellectual aptitude, survey says

Feb 17, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

A significant minority of Americans would favor genetic screening of embryos simply to boost their child’s chance to attend an... Read more

Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Democratic US Senator opposes Amy Coney Barrett confirmation over IVF

Oct 7, 2020

A US Senator on Friday sent a letter to her colleagues urging them to vote against the confirmation of Amy... Read more

French Senate in June, 2019.

French Senate passes controversial IVF bill

Jan 25, 2020

The French Senate this week passed a bill that would allow access to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) for single women and... Read more

Human embryos.

At fertility clinics, abandoned human embryos could number in the millions

Aug 13, 2019

The number of “abandoned” human embryos in the United States could number in the millions, and many fertility specialists are... Read more

British women in their 50s increasingly requesting in-vitro fertilization

Jan 15, 2019

In-vitro fertilization clinics in Britain are increasingly helping women over age 55 to conceive children because there is currently no... Read more

Human Embryo, File Photo.

'Embryo jewelry' a sign we've taken the wrong path, IVF critic says

May 5, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

For one critic, a report that IVF-conceived embryos are being cremated and turned into jewelry for their mothers shows the... Read more

Sofia Vergara.

Sofia Vergara is being sued by her own frozen embryos

Dec 9, 2016

Emma and Isabella are suing their mother, Sofia Vergara, according to court documents obtained by the New York Post.  Read more

The insidious danger behind 'family balancing'

Apr 25, 2016

By Matt Hadro

For years, expectant parents have relied on ultrasounds to find out the sex of their unborn baby.  Read more

Poland's government to drop IVF funding, citing costs

Dec 5, 2015

Poland’s new government has said it plans to end funding for in vitro fertilization treatment, citing costs.  Read more

Human Embryo.

Embryos with three parents? The risks are yet to come, critics warn

Feb 4, 2015

Despite warnings from religious leaders and scientists, British lawmakers have voted to allow a version of in-vitro fertilization that uses... Read more

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Human dignity at risk in Europe, advocates warn before Pope's speech

Nov 24, 2014

Ahead of Pope Francis’ Nov. 25 address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, pro-life leaders are emphasizing the danger... Read more

Sleeping Baby by Vera Kratochvil (CC0 1.0).

Fertility treatments succeed without assisted reproduction

Mar 3, 2014

A doctor in Italy has seen great success in helping couples conceive by examining their overall health and treating underlying... Read more


Pro-life group charges court bias in Costa Rica IVF case

Oct 4, 2012

A local pro-life group claims the Inter-American Human Rights Court compromised its impartiality by voicing pro-abortion views ahead of an... Read more