Lately across social media, I’ve seen this op ed in the Washington Post making the rounds.
The article posits that since people and politicians are picketing abortion clinics, making appeals to defund places like Planned parenthood, and bringing laws restricting such to the legislature… why aren’t these same people doing anything about the thousands of unwanted embryos from IVF clinics that are killed and destroyed?
My answer to these critics who seem to think that pro-lifers aren’t consistent in the views, would be that many lament such things happening. There are many people that adopt the embryos. Also, I would think that abortion clinics ONLY destroy embryos, they are not preserved, where as the principal intention of a fertility clinic is not to kill embryos but to implant them. Abortion clinics cannot make that claim. Some examples I found of outrage at IVF clinics are seen here:
Also, it seems that some people are indeed encouraging their State Representatives and Senators to take action via the Assisted Reproductive Technology Disclosure and Risk Reduction Act:
However, I can’t find any evidence that any state representatives or senators have used this template or a variation of it through my searches. So my question to all of you is, how do you respond? Is there something illogical about the position of spending so much effort on abortion clinics, but not as much “effort” on IVF clinics that destroy embryos? How would you respond to this author, and please, cite sources.