Chrissy Teigen and ‘The Hunger Games’
Does the name Chrissy Teigen sound familiar? This model and host of Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle has made the news recently because of how vocal she has been about her decision to have a baby girl through in vitro fertilization.
Teigen told People magazine, “I’ve made this decision. . . . Not only am I having a girl, but I picked the girl from her little embryo. I picked her and was like, ‘Let’s put in the girl.’”
She defended her reason for selecting a girl by claiming it was best for her husband John Legend: “I think I was most excited and allured by the fact that John would be the best father to a little girl.” She continued,
I think he deserves a little girl. I think he deserves that bond. A boy will come along. We’ll get there too, so it’s not like we really have to pick.
What’s wrong with this?
I admire the fact that Chrissy and John welcome children, but their methods are bothersome.
IVF can be an extremely stressful and painful process, requiring the woman to receive numerous shots and take lots of pills. A New York Post writer stated that Chrissy admitted IVF is a “painful treatment that affects you physically, spiritually, and emotionally.”
Women go through a LOT when they choose this procedure.
However, other than the medical concerns with IVF, there are even greater concerns. IVF begins with a doctor administering hormone treatments to a woman, which will make her produce many eggs at one time. The doctor then collects the eggs and combines them with sperm in a petri dish.
Since every human being begins at fertilization, the natural process should begin in a woman’s body rather than in a petri dish. During IVF, miniscule human beings are nourished in a lab setting instead of in the warmth of their mother’s body. Then the embryo, or embryos, are inserted into the woman’s body with the hope that at least one embryo will successfully implant in the lining of the uterus.
The worst part
Since they are just a few days old, many embryos die in the transfer process. Some embryos are discarded because they do not “make the cut” genetically. The remaining embryos can be used for scientific research or frozen for later use. How incredibly sad to think of these tiny human beings so abused.
Chrissy discarded many fertilized embryos who were male because she only wanted the female ones. And out of those, only one made it through. This is called sex selection IVF. Who knows how many baby boys died during this process? And to make matters worse, these were her own flesh and blood; they were her babies!
IVF turns the doctor, wife, and husband into dictators who choose who is good enough to make it. Have you ever seen The Hunger Games? In this fictional world, only the best competitor lives. This scenario is eerily similar…
Most women are attracted to IVF because they face the sadness of infertility. Not all women can conceive and that is a terrible hardship to endure. But through Natural Family Planning there are ways to improve your ability to have a baby the natural way—and to make sure that no baby is ever harmed or discarded. In addition, our country has many wonderful children longing for a home through adoption.