Personhood Proposes Bill to Protect Baby Esther
According one of the post-election polls we did, the number one objection (31%) that caused people to vote no on 26 was the claim that it would ban IVF. This was not true, Personhood does not ban IVF, it only protects the children created in IVF and makes it safer.
Among the legislation that we hope to see passed would clarify this:
The Humane Treatment of Human Embryos Act — modeled after legislation that was proposed in Georgia last year with the help of the Family Research Council. We hope that a Mississippi Act based on this would also incorporate language to make Mississippi the most friendly state in America for embryo adoption (also known as “Snowflake Adoption“).
We hope to see this passed, not because we want to hurt families who struggle with infertility — many of our supporters, family members, and friends can be counted in this number. On the contrary, we want to see Biblical and humane, common sense ethics applied to the modern scientific marvel of infertility treatment. No matter what means is used, God is the author of life and human beings are created in His image.
One such human being is Esther Victorian. Nine months after being one of the approximately 400,000 frozen embryos waiting for a home, little Esther after a three-year freeze had grown into a 7-pound newborn that is now the answer to a prayer that’s been five years in the making for her parents -
PLEASE read/ watch this amazing story here:
Would it be better if this little girl had ended up sold for research or cosmetics or merged with animal genes or simply discarded? Protecting children like this is ALL amendment 26 would have done to IVF — and it is what the Humane Treatment of Human Embryos Act would do.