1.5 million embryos killed through IVF since 1991 in Britain

Doctors have created more than 3.1 million human embryos since Britain
passed its Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act in 1991, resulting in only
94,090 successful births.

BY Patrick B. Craine

LONDON, U.K., July 27, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Over one and a half
million embryonic children have been killed in Britain through IVF
procedures since 1991, according to new data from the country’s Department
of Health.

The figures, revealed by Britain’s Health Minister Lord Howe in response
to a request from Lord Alton, show that over 30 embryos are created for
every live birth through IVF.

Doctors have created more than 3.1 million human embryos since Britain
passed its Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act in 1991, resulting in only
94,090 successful births.  Of the remainder, 1,455,832 embryos have been
discarded, 101,605 were destroyed through research, and 764,311 were frozen.

“We are creating and destroying human embryos on an industrial scale,”
said Lord Alton, according to the Daily Mail.

He criticized the fact that the government has spent so much money on IVF
when there are 600 abortions in the country every day and only 70 babies
offered for adoption every year.

Pro-life advocates have heavily criticized IVF, in large part because of the
massive death toll that it entails.  As the figures reveal, in each round
numerous children are conceived to improve the chances of implantation, but
those remaining unused are simply “discarded” or frozen.

Critics also argue that the procedure reduces the newly-formed human life to
the status of a commodity, and say that the child is meant to be conceived
through the mutual love of husband and wife in the conjugal act.

Additionally, research has shown that babies born from IVF have a much
higher chance of birth defects, including heart valve defects, cleft lip and
palate, and digestive system abnormalities.  In 2009, the British
government’s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority warned that IVF
babies have a 30% higher risk of genetic abnormality.

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