It would be possible to have some respect for anti abortion politics if it was concerned about all human life. Further, anti abortionists would garner more respect if they were concerned about all fertilized eggs. But, no, unnecessary adult deaths occur needlessly without comment and embryos are regularly flushed away without a “That’s murder” demonstration of any kind. Why so quiet?
The entire business of in vitro fertilization has thrown anti abortion politics into a quandary. Those who laid out the original political claims against abortion expected to always refer to the surgery separating the fetus from its mother. As technology reduced this surgery it left political operatives befuddled.
One place this politics is quiet surrounds the millions of embryos stored in freezers across the country. Couples pay for freezer space in case they want to implant the embryos back into the mother. It turns out millions of these embryos are forgotten about. In other cases, the unregulated businesses who provide freezer space have equipment failures and the embryo are “unusable.” In anti abortion political rhetoric whoever let the equipment fail should be charged with murder.
These clinics have lost track of embryos in their own facilities. Embryos have been implanted in the wrong patient.
There is almost no regulation of these facilities. It is speculated lawmakers don’t want to get entangled with defining the embryo. Is it a “baby”, an embryo or just property.
And, there is no political cash or cache from pictures of frozen vials.