Many resources exist on assisted reproductive technologies, genetics and stem-cell issues. The following represent only a handful:
• Bioethics: A Primer For Christians by Gilbert Meilaender (William B. Eerdmans, 2004).
• Counseling Pregnancy, Politics, and Biomedicine: Empowering Discernment by Patricia Elyse Terrell (Haworth, 2007).
• "Embryonic Stem Cells 2007" by Paul T. Nelson (Journal of Lutheran Ethics).
• For the Love of Children: Genetic Technology and the Future of the Family by Ted Peters (Westminster John Knox, 1996).
• Genetic Testing and Screening: Critical Engagement at the Intersection of Faith and Science, edited by Roger A. Willer (Kirk House, 1998).
• Genetics! Where Do We Stand as Christians? (ELCA, 2001, call 800-638-3522, ext. 2996, or download from the ELCA Web site .
• Navigating Through a Stipulated Freedom by Paul J. Kirbas (Cloverdale Books, 2007).
• Playing God? by Ted Peters (Routledge, 1996).
• The Stem Cell Debate by Ted Peters (Fortress Press, 2007).
• "Watching Our Language: The Human Embryo Stem Cell Controversy" by Hans Tiefel (Journal of Lutheran Ethics).
When we started assisted reproductive technology treatments, our doctor suggested we be gentle with ourselves. We were excited to have our own little person. Surprisingly, many of our friends were experiencing infertility too, and we were grateful for their support.
We researched: My husband, Doug Kenshol, wanted the “consumer reports” of medications and success rates. I wanted personal stories. I got them—and heard things I wanted to hear and some I didn’t.
|Doug Kenshol and Amy Wiegert of Chicago long to be parents, “not necessarily pregnant.” After failed attempts at assisted reproductive technologies, they are starting the adoption process.|
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