See Djalleta, supra note 22, at 335 (sperm can be frozen up to ten years, pre-embryos up to 600 years).
Advances in the technology of freezing and restoring gametes (sperm or ova) and pre-embryo have had a significant impact on reproductive technology.
Wolter, Reflections on the Moral Status of the Pre-Embryo
, 51 THEOLOGICAL STUDIES 603, 610-14 (1990).
While the moral status of the human pre-embryo
-- frozen or not -- is murky at, best, clearly someone desires this entity and such claims are actionable.
Extending Andrew's analysis, the pre-embryos
in the Davis case were not "my body" for either Mr.
If the pre-embryos
are thawed and destroyed then we're happy," Bart Adams told the AP.
Wade, by stating that pre-embryos
do not "enjoy protection as `persons' under federal law").
A summary of the findings indicates that respondents were interested in more information about the type of research pre-embryos
would be used for (82%), felt the government should play a role in pre-embryo
research (58%), believed that unused pre-embryos
should be used to further medical science, if possible (74%), and would want to designate how their pre-embryos
would be used for research (78%).
The ethical questions raised relate to research use of pre-embryos
from the IVF process that would otherwise be disposed of The authors did not directly address the issue of deliberate formation of pre-embryos
for research purposes.
is a father and is capable of having other children, his right to procreate is not lost if he is denied the opportunity to use or donate the pre-embryos
," the court ruled, according to Reuters, "whereas if the pre-embryos
are successfully im-planted, J.
47) The lower court held that the pre-embryos
were "children, in vitro" and awarded custody of them to the mother.
The following experiments are considered ethically unacceptable: genetic therapy on pre-embryos
, cloning of embryos by cell-splicing, formation of chimeras and using animals as surrogates.