Couples Are Turning Their Unwanted Embryos Into Jewelry

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Typically I’m criticizing conservatives for losing the information war — this one — embryos as jewelry — is the fault of Christians. Here is Georgi Boorman writing at The Federalist:

‘Now Ms. Stafford has all of her babies with her every day—including seven embryos in her heart-shaped pendant worn close to her heart, always.’

Couples are turning extra IVF embryos into jewellery.” The headline reads like a reporter’s line in a dystopian novel, but it’s not. It’s not from some gallows humor parody site either. It’s a real headline from an online parenting site. And the author isn’t warning us of the fast-approaching implosion of morality: not a whiff of the sinister can be detected anywhere in this post—not a line of cynicism, skepticism, or even concern.

“Now Ms Stafford has all of her babies with her every day—including seven embryos in her heart-shaped pendant worn close to her heart, always,” writes the author. She’s breathtakingly unaware of the grotesqueness of her story.

“Donation wasn’t an option, the annual storage fee was an added financial strain, and disposing of them unimaginable,” she writes. “So when the NSW couple heard about Baby Bee Hummingbirds, an Australian company turning embryos into keepsake jewelley [sic], they jumped at the chance.”

This Article Celebrates the Destruction Of Life

A “difficult decision” has been solved, reads the subhead. This article is a celebration, praising an “innovative Australian company” that has found a “solution” for what to do with unused embryos from IVF cycles.

“I wanted to keep having more babies but the emotional toll, plus financially it was too much,” Belinda explains. “Donating our embryos wasn’t an option for us and I couldn’t justify the yearly storage fee. I’d heard others had planted them in the garden but we move a lot, so I couldn’t do this. I needed them with me.”

Read more: The Federalist

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