Many infertile couples will seek treatment and turn to IVF as a solution to their problem. But what if IVF is actually killing kids? A new study shows that children born as a result of IVF are 33% more likely to get cancer, but that’s just the start of the bad news. The study says: “Children born as a result of IVF are a third more likely to get cancer, a major study found. Scientists said those born after fertility treatments were 33 per cent more likely to have childhood cancer. They were 65 per cent more likely to develop leukemia and 88 per cent more likely to develop cancers of the brain and central nervous system. The study suggests fertility treatment may change the way certain genes function when they are passed from parent to child in a process known as ‘genomic imprinting’. These faults in genes are linked to childhood cancers, the Danish researchers said.”
Could it be that the treatment thought to bring such joy to infertile couples will result in heartache when their child endures cancer? Are we as a society setting ourselves up for legalized child abuse by allowing IVF to exist? These questions will likely be discussed and debated as newer studies either confirm or deny this outcome. We should not however be so quick to turn to medical treatment to solve childlessness if it will result in the suffering of a child. No parent could ever wish that on any child. Click here for original article.
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.