Letter of Opposition for Embryo Harvesting and Freezing/Genetic Manipulation

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Running head: EMBRYO HARVESTING AND FREEZING

Letter of Opposition for Embryo Harvesting and Freezing/Genetic Manipulation

Grand Canyon University
NRS-437V
February 3, 2013

Letter of Opposition for Embryo Harvesting and Freezing/Genetic Manipulation Embryonic harvesting and freezing is considered an ethical dilemma and morally unacceptable. Karen Capato reserved sperm for in-vitro fertilization posthumous and reared twins as a result. In this instance, technology was used after the death of a spouse to create life posthumous and the use of such is considered an act of God. “The Bible mentions in its parables that we should not to disrupt a life” (E. Horning, personal communication, January 31, 2013). Manipulating genetics
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Therefore, if it is an embryo that is frozen, it wouldn’t be okay with her and she would find it ethically and morally wrong to not use and dispose of the embryo. Although, as a rational woman and mother herself, she could see reasons and intended uses for such a procedure, but since it goes against her own moral standards, especially since conception is an act of God and using technology to interfere with the natural process of things is against her Lutheran upbringing, she is opposed to the process. Rev.Horning is yet another opposition to embryo utilization. He goes on to say that in their church, as he preaches every time from the Bible, he teaches that life is sacred, therefore, something such as an abortion or “messing” with the natural pathways of life would be considered morally and ethically wrong. His worldview on this issue stems from his religious background.
Lastly, Mary, a co-worker, was interviewed in relation to embryonic harvesting and freezing. Mary’s nursing experience spans 30 years and as she states, science and technology have changed tremendously since the beginning of her career. Although she promotes the process of life, such as in the case of the Capato’s, she does state ethical concern in morality resulting when “embryonic freezing and harvesting is manipulated for the purposes of research,