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Colorado - Amendment 62 causes concern for fertility doctors:
This November voters will have another chance to decide on an amendment that aims to define when life begins.
Amendment 62 is the second ballot initiative of its kind in two years.
But this time around opponents say the wording is just too vague.
A yes vote on amendment 62 will determine human life is created at conception and should have the same rights and protections as anyone that's been born.
Supporters of the measure took to the corner of 12th and north Sunday.
Frozen Embryos - I found this interesting article, which I thought was timely since The Surrogacy Lawyer Radio Show with Dr. Craig Sweet, who is big proponent of embryo donation. The study listed below shows that couples who use donated eggs are more likely to donate their remaining frozen embryos to others for conception. Interesting read. Your thoughts?
Robert Edwards (pictured) of Britain won the 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine for developing in vitro fertilization (IVF). Edwards, an 85-year-old professor emeritus at the University of Cambridge, started working on IVF as early as the 1950s. He developed the technique - in which eggs are removed from a woman, fertilized outside her body and then implanted into the womb - together with a British gynecologist.
IVF - Dr. Edwards, the British physiologist whose work led to the first "test-tube baby," won the 2010 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology, the prize-awarding institute said on Monday. It is an honor to see him being noticed by the committee for his contributions to so many families. As a board member of the American Fertility Association, which awarded him at our 2002 Kokopelli Ball with the first Robert Edwards Scientific Award, I am pleased to see that others are also beginning to notice.
Surrogacy, Egg Donation & Sperm Donation -
I just got wind of some legislation being pushed through in Puerto Rico that will criminalize anonymous gamete donation, in addition to compensated gamete donation/surrogacy, and posthumous reproduction. I have included a link to a site that can be translated, but it appears that the penalties are severe (felony level).
Hearings are set for tomorrow. Thanks to Dr. Debra Reuben for her hard work and dedication for trying to keep this law off the books. Updates expected soon.
Interesting piece on "Savior Siblings." Would love your thoughts! Happy Thursday.
The method used at the U to save Molly Nash's life is mainstream now, but the larger ethical issues are as urgent as ever.
Ten years ago a little girl from Colorado made medical history when her parents and her doctor at the University of Minnesota used genetic screening to create a baby that could save her life.
IVF Physician - Well, as this case continues, I am not surprised that this doctor is trying to involve others in the fertility community. Is it warranted? I guess time will tell.
Following from Radaronline.com:
The doctor who implanted Octo-Mom with the embryos that resulted in the birth of her brood is seeking medical records from rival clinics who he claims also treated Nadya Suleman, RadarOnline.com has learned.