Woman Gives Birth to Embryo Frozen 24 Years Ago

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A woman in Tennessee gave birth recently to Emma, a baby girl who was frozen as an embryo in 1992—when the woman who gave birth to her was just a toddler. Reportedly Emma is now a record-holder for the “longest-frozen embryo to come to birth.”

Dr. Jeffery Keenan, the director of National Embryo Donation Center, a faith-based center that helps people adopt embryos, said, “We hope this story is a clarion call to all couples who have embryos in long-term storage to consider this life-affirming option for their embryos.”

Emma’s story highlights the truth that embryos are children—each a unique human made in the image of God. All of the unique genetic information needed to make a human being is present from the moment of fertilization. Nothing else is added! Emma was a human being as a frozen embryo, just at a different stage of development than she is now as a newborn. Her story gives us an opportunity to emphasize the sanctity of all life—including the lives of vulnerable embryos.

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
    my soul knows it very well. (Psalm 139:14)

Contending for Life

Sanctity of life issues are increasing throughout the West, and we as believers need to be equipped to think through them biblically. We want you to be equipped to stand and fight for life. That’s why the theme for this year’s Answers for Women conference is Contending for Life from Beginning to End.

This conference, taking place April 6–7, 2018, in Florence, Kentucky (halfway between the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum), features experts on the topic of life who will prepare you to have conversations with others, pointing them back to God’s Word and encouraging them to stand for life.

Registration also includes a complimentary seven-day pass to both the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter, a 20% discount on resources at the event location, and lunch on Saturday. The early bird discount ends February 1, 2018, so register today.

Learn more at AnswersforWomen.org.

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Ken

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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