October 3, 2012

Embryo Adoption & the Media

This is a longer post I know. Please do not pass over this. Would you read it?

With a presidential election coming soon, all of the "hot" topics are getting plenty of media time. One of those "hot" buttons is abortion vs. the right to life.
Those who believe life is at conception, but abortion should be permitted for instances of rape or incest, please take 7 minutes to watch this. Please do. It is not an "angry" video. It is love. This is my former pastor from our sister church here in Texas. Please watch it. I don't post videos often do I?


Next, because of the hot topic of abortion vs. the right to life, embryo adoption has been getting a bit more "air" time. Has it been favorable? Are people speaking the truth?  Here is an article published by an unbeliever at Huff Post a couple of weeks ago titled, "Evangelicals Embryo Adoption: Devout Christians Seek A Future For Thousands Of Frozen Embryos" .  When you read this, you can tell that the journalist does not believe life is at conception by her wording in several instances throughout the brief article. She does give awareness to the 600,000 reported frozen embryos presently in the USA though. So exposure is good. I won't go into the issues that come to mind as I read the article at this time, though I am sure your brain is spinning too with some comments of your own.

Here are a few comments, just on the first page of the hundreds of comments to this article. I wouldn't continue to the rest of the comments.

"I simply do not see a frozen embryo as a child. I see it only as a potential child."

"Yeah, right adopting is so hard when it comes to embroys compared to living human beings anywhere in the world! :::eyerolling:::"

"If my embryo was frozen, I would sooner that it die than be raised by fundamentalist Christians, insistent on brainwashing it to become another generation of stem-cell research-stopping, proselytising irritating lunatics that believe the Big Bang was a lie."

"Meanwhile, thousands of children (especially those who aren't white or have disabilities of some kind) wait to be adopted out of the foster system. But by all means, "save" the insentient cluster of cells first."

Wow. Those are strong words. It is important that we are bold to speak for the rights of the unborn. There are so many who are willing to disregard life as worthless.

Next, we have a follow up to the previous article written on a website called Jezebel. Well, with a name like that, need I mention that the article speaks unfavorably of EA?

"Embryo Adoption: This Is Really a Thing That Is Happening"

Here is the opening paragraph:

"Who knew that "Every Sperm is Sacred" would be an anthem of the now-inevitable nadir of the abortion debate? Case in point: Evangelical couples doing their part to save babies by adopting... other couples' frozen embryos. And then unfreezing the embryos, implanting them in evangelical wombs, giving birth to them, and parading their miracle popsicle babies around as examples of how they'd been fully human this whole time."

That is correct. They have been fully human this whole time. Well, Jezebel and the rest of the naysayers, say what you will. We know differently.

Don't we BabyBear?



  1. Thanks for posting this, Shannon. I reposted the video to my Facebook. Important issues regarding this election!

  2. I don't understand why they're making embryo adoption a "Christian" thing. It's not all christians who are adopting embryos. They are always looking for something...

  3. Thanks for posting this . The video was great. Unfortunately, i have heard that some in the church have the same sentiments as the Huff Post commentors. How do we change this?????

  4. That is the sweetest picture of Baby Bear!! I agree with you Shannon

  5. I love Voddie!!! He has come to our church several times - North Point Community Church with Andy Stanley (pastor). He is just awesome. He preached an awesome message one Sunday about family and kids that encouraged us to have more and more kids for the sake of growing the Christian body. It was a really convicting and thought provoking message for me. Anyway, love all the info!! Thanks for keeping us informed...


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