Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Baby Born from Embryo Frozen 24 Years

A Tennessee couple has welcomed a baby girl who grew from an embryo that had been frozen for 24 years. It's believed to be the longest-frozen embryo to ever result in a birth. On November 25, 2017, Emma Wren was born to Benjamin and Tina Gibson, weighing 6 lbs. 8 oz. and measuring 20 inches long. Tina Gibson, 26, became pregnant in March 2017 as the result of a frozen embryo transfer. Before the donated embryo was transferred into her uterus at the National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) in Knoxville, it had been cryopreserved for more than 24 years, according to an NEDC news release. Gibson spent her pregnancy carrying an embryo that had actually been conceived and frozen in October 1992, just a year and a half after her own birth.

Comments

So, according to the "life begins at conception" "fetal personhood" crowd, this baby will be 24 years old when it is born, right?

#1 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2017-12-19 11:26 PM

Oops, already born. She's only got 2 years on her parents' insurance, but OTOH she's old enough to drink alcohol.

#2 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2017-12-19 11:29 PM

I suspect that the desire to have a child has overwhelmed the duty to insure that child is healthy when born.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-20 07:00 AM

Wow... this ure adds a different twist to the life begins at conception discussion.

#4 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2017-12-20 08:23 AM

Name her Frosty.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2017-12-20 10:08 AM

First Toddler with a driver's license.

#6 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-20 11:12 AM

"Wow... this ure adds a different twist to the life begins at conception discussion."

In the same why cryogenic suspension will add a different twist to the life ends when brain activity stops discussion.

Oh wait, the Retort already has that twist. :-p

#7 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-12-20 11:42 AM

Name her Frosty.

#5 | Posted by Zed

Or Fry (from Futurama)

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-20 05:26 PM

Tennessee?

Kid would have been better off chilling a glass of Jack Daniels.

#9 | Posted by RevDarko at 2017-12-20 07:02 PM

In the same why cryogenic suspension will add a different twist to the life ends when brain activity stops discussion.

Wel.... personally... I never went for that stopping abortions because life is sacred screed. Right to lifer's will abort any life they feel it is going to get in their way just like everyone else. It is faux altruism and a total line of --------. The facts are life begins at conception and dead is when the product of conception stop functioning as a cohesive organism.

Its biochemistry.... not rocket science.

The majority of anti-abortion rhetoric is carried on by men trying to hang on to their sense of relevance in human reproduction. No matter how you twist this one... if that fertilized ova were not implanted in a woman the child would not be alive today... doesn't matter if it was conceived 24 years ago or 9 months ago. Men should not be in charge of conception or contraception.

#10 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2017-12-21 08:10 AM

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