The number of multiple births in the United States increased 19% from 1980 to 1994, during this time fertility drugs became a common choice for infertile couples (Mader, 2004). On the surface, there seems to be no problem with parents having triplets, quadruples or more, but we all know that with the increase of even one child in the womb, the risk for complications increase. Most multi-birth children suffer from low birth weight, premature delivery, and development disorders. Some are looking to lower the risk of multiple births, but is this an ethical practice? If we look to the bible for guidance, it is not, even if the child or children have a disability. The handicapped child is still human, still made in the image of God. It is a mystery of providence that God sovereignty makes some of us particularly disabled. Nevertheless, we should bear in mind John 9:1-3. Second, all such disabilities will disappear in that Great Day (Isaiah 35:5-6). Now knowing some of the word, the process used by some to lower the number of multiple births is by puncturing the unborn's heart, in the utero, this is abortion. What to do about multiple births is not the only ethical question with ART. But if couples are blessed and are given a child from the process of In Vitro Fertilization,... [continues]
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