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By YasmiinYazbek1 Jan 14, 2013 823 Words
Argumentative research essay : IVF “test tube babies”

A first child is your own best foot forward, and how you do cheer those little feet as they strike out. You examine every turn of flesh for precocity, and crow it to the world. But the last one: the baby who trails her scent like a flag of surrender through your life when there will be no more coming after--oh, that' s love by a different name(Kingsolver)

I read this quote and I couldn’t not have it at the start of this essay. No one , no women in the world deserve not to have this feeling, first and foremost its god’s decision but it doesn’t mean we can’t try. IVF or in other words , test tube babies. What is IVF ? IVF is the removal of an egg from a woman's body, fertilizing it with a man's sperm and putting it back into her body for implantation in the uterus. It doesn’t always work , but most of the time it does and it has helped a lot of couples. It is a great way to make most infertile couples dreams of having a baby come true.

The first IVF ever took process was in the 1960’s and the first test tube baby was born in England in 1978, at that time the successive rate was low, around 5 % only , but as researches worked more into the procedure , the rate escalated up to 30 %. Surprisingly, a lot of people are against this procedure. Some say because its time consuming , others may say that it’s very costly. But what really intrigued me and made me want to write about this is when some people say that test tube babies have no soul , and why is that ? well because they were produced against god’s will.. well here is the exact paragraph : Why wouldn’t God be happy about a procedure that has allowed millions of couples to have babies who otherwise weren’t able to? Well, it appears he didn’t intend for these couples to have babies, and what happened? They did an end-around with this IVF malarky. Look at it from God’s point of view. Traditionally he’s been in full control of the creation of new beings—and each new being means a new soul must be created. The production and punishment of souls is God’s primary business. Heretofore, he’s been the one to decide not only when but if a new soul will be united with a physical body and brought into life. Now, science has taken that away from him. Wouldn’t you be pissed?(Dwight)

God is the creator of everything and everything happens because god wants it to happen, this specific paragraph makes no sense, being against IVF because of this isn’t a reason, God decides which IVF embryos survive , What difference should it make to if the egg is fertilized inside a body or in a test tube. God has giving man the ability to cure diseases, perform life saving surgeries, and make medicines. There is nothing made in this world without God. God has to be in the creation of a IVF baby because it has a soul ! Man didn’t put the soul and spirit in the body.  So again this should not be a point to be taken in consideration because this specific this a person has no right to argue about. Secondly , It is true that this IVF process is rather costly, especially if you decide to try it more than once. This process usually costs depending upon the process used and the types of drug/medicines taken, so it varies. Some people actually suggested adoptions than undergoing IVF, but adoption does sometimes cost much more than the whole procedure itself ! according to this women who has been through this specific situation she said replying or commenting on an article online : I am really annoyed with Orman's advice on adopting if you can't afford fertility treatments. Does she have any IDEA how much it costs to adopt?!! IVF is actually CHEAPER! My husband and I are looking at least 30k for adoption! Not only that, the longer she waits, the more problems she will run up against. While it may concern some that if this couple can't afford fertility treatment, then how can they afford child-rearing. Well, if the 16 year-old, unwed mother can raise a kid; then two married adults should be able to do it too! (bellanera1).

More over , nowadays there have been many centre that would help with the payment procedures. Sometimes health insurance can also cover the payment or at least a part of it, other people suggested that they can take loans from banks.

Works Cited
“bellanera1.” Should I Borrow Money for a Fertility Treatment?. 2011.Web. 30 Dec. 2012. “Dwight.” Do Test Tube Babies Have Souls?.2010.web.30 Dec. 2012. “Kingsolver, Barbara .” The Poisonwood Bible. 2013. Web. 30 Dec.2012.

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