IVF creates and exploits multiple human beings in a lab is morally wrong. Humans should not be treated this way. So is the use of some forms of hormonal birth control, because it has the ability to thin the uterine wall which means that a newly conceived embryo cannot implant in the mother’s womb and dies.
and before you were born I consecrated you;
I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” -Jeremiah 1:5 – Before God FORMED him, when he was a single cell or not developed?
“13 For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.[a]
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.”
Obviously, “The depths of the earth,” is poetic, Psalms are poetry, a mother’s womb is similar to the depths of the earth, it is dark and secret.
Where a person lives does not make them human. A baby in the womb is not less than human simply because they are small, voiceless, and the only place they can survive is inside their mother’s womb. What makes a person human is simple biology- the fusing of a sperm to a egg and the transfer and joining of genetic information. This DNA codes for the person’s entire bodily development, they now have their own unique blood type and gender- which roughly 50% of the time is different from the mother’s. It is crime to shed innocent human blood, because God made man in His own image.
Image 1: Human embryo 1 day old
Image 2: Human embryo 5-6 weeks after conception.
Within 24 hours after fertilization, the egg begins dividing rapidly into many cells. It remains in the fallopian tube for about three days. … Your developing baby is called an embryo from the moment of conception to the eighth week of pregnancy. Sources:
This sermon starts with powerful spoken word poetry on IVF.