Are Frozen Embryos Human Life? Fertility Treatments Present Ethical Dilemmas
April 11, 2018
(Cleveland) – The incident March 3-4, in which rising temperatures in a cryogenic freezer rendered 4,000 frozen eggs and embryos nonviable, has raised many questions about life, death and technology. But the mere fact that a human egg can be fertilized and then frozen poses important ethical questions, according to Cristie Cole Horsburgh, a board member of the Bioethics Network of Ohio and a bioethicist at the Cleveland Clinic. The answers, she added, can depend on circumstances and personal beliefs.