Catholic bioethicist discusses IVF embryo mix-up [CNA]

Thornwood, N.Y., Sep 23, 2009 / 07:55 pm (CNA).- In reaction to the news that a woman was implanted with an embryo from another couple, Father Thomas Berg, Executive Director of the Westchester Institute for Ethics and the Human Person, spoke to CNA about the tragedies that can happen in “the unregulated world of IVF.”

Sean and Carolyn Savage shared their story with the Today Show on September 21. The Ohio couple had been having trouble conceiving a child so had resorted to in vitro fertilization to have their fourth baby.

After going through the procedure to become pregnant, Carolyn was later given the news that the child growing inside of her was not hers. The fertility clinic had inadvertently implanted another couple’s baby into her womb.

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