Baby born from 27-year-old embryo

03 Dec

Breaking a record held by her younger sister, for longest-frozen embryo known to have resulted in a birth.

I’m glad for both little girls that they were, while in frozen embryonic form, adopted by the couple.

But I don’t like the whole practice of freezing embryos, treating unborn children – because that’s what embryos are – as a commodity, and something to be saved in the freezer till convenient, like we do with foodstuffs.


Posted by on December 3, 2020 in America, Brave New World Order, technology


11 responses to “Baby born from 27-year-old embryo

  1. electricangel

    December 3, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Huh. First, we Papists eliminated the idea of limbo, deciding that no merciful god would consign unbaptized babies to such a place for eternity. Then you Prots literally created limbo, a frozen place for unborn babies to wait in, perhaps for eternity.

    You’re right Will: this is no way to be. I’m glad the two children were thawed and brought into the world. Hopefully they’re baptized next!

    • Will S.

      December 3, 2020 at 5:34 pm

      Um, we Prots created this technology?

      I don’t know who did; could be…

      Or might not be.

      Maybe it was the Asians.

      I dunno.

      Yes, I pray they’ll be baptized, and brought up in the fear and admonition of the Lord by two believing parents.

      • electricangel

        December 3, 2020 at 9:45 pm

        “Louise Joy Brown was born at Oldham General Hospital, Lancashire, by planned Caesarean section delivered by registrar John Webster.[2] She weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces (2.608 kg) at birth.[3] Her parents, Lesley and John Brown, had been trying to conceive naturally for nine years, but Lesley faced complications of blocked fallopian tubes.[3]

        On 10 November 1977, Lesley Brown underwent a procedure, later to become known as in vitro fertilisation (IVF), developed by Patrick Steptoe, Robert Edwards and Jean Purdy. Purdy was the first to see her embryonic cells dividing.[4] Edwards, as the only surviving partner, was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Medicine for this work.[5] Although the media referred to Brown as a “test tube baby”,[6] her conception actually took place in a Petri dish. Her younger sister, Natalie Brown, was also conceived through IVF four years later, and became the world’s fortieth child after conception by IVF. In May 1999, Natalie was the first human born after conception by IVF to give birth herself—without IVF.[3]”

        Edwards, from the BBC:
        A Vatican official has said the awarding of the Nobel Prize for Medicine to British IVF pioneer Robert Edwards is “completely out of order”.
        Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, head of the Pontifical Academy for Life, said the award ignored the ethical questions raised by the fertility treatment.
        He said IVF had led to the destruction of large numbers of human embryos.

        So, yes, a Prot doctor wound up creating limbo. Next you guys will invent a physical Purgatory here on earth. Just accept the doctrine! You don’t need to actually build it.

      • Will S.

        December 3, 2020 at 10:11 pm

        I don’t see any indication of the faith traditions of these three Englishpersons.

        They could be Protestant-born, but they could be Catholic-born. And they could be atheists, agnostics, regardless of their baptisms.

        As for us creating a physical Purgatory on Earth, we did. It’s called the United States of America.😉

      • electricangel

        December 4, 2020 at 1:16 pm

        I’d have to probe further to “prove” it was a Prot plot to create an actual limbo, just to prove the Pope who said it doesn’t exist wrong… time to put away childish things on my part.

        I think of the good that these doctors did in helping two people become parents, and the horror of the icy collateral damage. I’m also glad to see that the two daughters did not need the intervention.

    • c matt

      December 4, 2020 at 4:32 pm

      Papists eliminated the idea of limbo??? I read somewhere some papist theologian opined the idea of limbo was not dogmatic. That means it is open to further inquiry, but not necessarily eliminated.

  2. fuzziewuzziebear

    December 3, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    I am a little baffled by it all. Life was simpler when we couldn’t do things like this. The business of freezing eggs is leading women to believe they can put off motherhood indefinitely. Not a good idea.

  3. feeriker

    December 4, 2020 at 2:11 am

    I don’t see any indication of the faith traditions of these three Englishpersons.

    If they’re English they’re probably atheists, or at best agnostics. They might have been raised in the CoE, which is realistically the same thing.

    • Will S.

      December 4, 2020 at 2:27 am


      Not Bible-believing Protestants.

      And Protestants who are liberal mainlines are about as authentically Protestant as liberal cafeteria Catholics are authentically Catholic.


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