Posted by: Zsuzsanna | July 8, 2008

Did I already mention that I hate IVF?

My sister-in-law sent me a news article today about doctors in Africa trying to perform in-vitro fertilization procedures for as little as $200. The article stated that the infertility rate in Africa is 30%, and that not having children is a great stigma. The reasons behind such a high rate of women who cannot have kids naturally are “unsafe deliveries, abortions or infections”. This list is not necessarily given in order of frequency, in fact, my guess is that isn’t.

“Infections” is a nice way to say that these women have been rendered infertile by the STDs that run rampant in Africa, diseases that would almost certainly be passed on to the babies created through IVF. Sure, I feel bad that people live in a country where they were probably infected by their own parents, but do we need to continue that cycle of disease through sponsored IVF procedures? Besides, maybe instead of handing out condoms like candy, these people should be taught not to live like animals and sleep with everyone and everything that moves. Statistics have proven over and over that distributing condoms RAISES the incidence of STDs. This is due to the fact that people will fornicate more because they feel safe, when condoms are only effective about 60% of the time because of product failure or incorrect use. In America, New York City has the most aggressive program to combat STDs, and they hand out more condoms than any other city. Yet their per-capita rate of STDs is the highest in the country.

The second reason given was “abortion”. Why any humanitarian organization would pay a woman to have IVF who has previously aborted a baby is beyond me. Obviously, she doesn’t love kids.

I won’t even get started on the “unsafe deliveries” part. It means that deliveries in their hospitals are unsafe because of ancient, dangerous, and dirty equipment. Of course women would fare much safer to just have the baby at home on their own, like millions of women have throughout history. Delivering a baby in Africa is no more dangerous in and of itself than delivering a baby in America. It’s the people who are attending the birth and interfering with it that are the danger. There are other factors like a lack of clean water and food that cause greater rates of infant mortality, but these factors don’t permanently affect the mothers fertility.

Did you know that our government gives millions upon millions to organizations that supposedly bring humanitarian aid to Africa? Well, our taxes are paying for condoms, vaccines, abortions, and now IVF.

There are many reasons why I despise IVF, and cannot fathom how anyone that understands the procedure can do it with a clear conscience, especially Christians. Their absolute selfishness is mind-boggling. Why would you kill scores and scores of babies just so you can have that token child that you want to show around so bad? But these people will always go out of their way to tell you how humane the procedure really is, and how it’s not as bad as people make it out to be.

Well, I stumbled across a blog by a previously “infertile” woman who in her “About Me” page details her IVF history. I would link to her blog to prove I am telling the truth, but I won’t because I thought the woman was inappropriate, vulgar, and a psycho. So you’ll just have to believe me that I didn’t make it up, and all you IVF freaks out there can tell yourself I’m just lying. And I quote:

MY INFERTILITY HISTORY:

April 2000 – Got married, went off birth control pills
Nov 2000 – had a lap to check that insides were all ok
Jan 2001 – IUI#1 – negative
Feb 2001 – IUI#2 – negative
April 2001 – IUI#3 – negative
May 2001 – IVF#1 – cancelled, due to poor response
Sep 2001 – IVF#2 – 25 eggs, zero fert, rescue ICSI, negative
Jan 2002 – IVF#3 – 35 eggs, 34 embies, positive, but ectopic
Apr 2002 – IVF#4 – FET, negative
May 2002 – IVF#5 – FET, negative
Jun 2002 – IVF#6 – FET, negative
Nov 2002 – IVF#7 – 28 eggs, 24 embies, positive, vanishing twin, miscarriage at 8w3d, D&C
May 2003 – IVF#8 – 8 eggs, 4 embies, positive, quads, S/R to twins, lost one twin, Luke at 21w
Jan 2004 – Ben born prematurely at 26w, 4 Jan 2004, died 14 Jan 2004
Feb 2003 – lap and HSG
April 2004 – IVF#9 – 20 eggs, 18 embies, positive, twins
Jan 2005 – Adam and Kate born 7 Jan 2005
March 2007 – Surprise pregnancy! That would be pregnancy number 5. Not so much of a surprise miscarriage follows.
June 2007 – IVF#10 – FET, negative
April 2008 – Oh look! Another surprise pregnancy! Pregnancy #6! An equally unsurprising miscarriage follows soon thereafter. I really suck at this whole getting and staying pregnant thing.

Think I might give it up as a bad job.

Since the woman is 39, it means she was 31 when she got married, and had probably been on hormonal birth control for at least 10 years. Nevertheless, she gets checked out after just 7 months of marriage to see why she “can’t” get pregnant, and starts artificial you-know-what after just 9 months of marriage. All three attempts are unsuccessful, so she switches to IVF, which she undergoes a total of 10 times. In all, 116 eggs are harvested in the 5 “successful” IVF procedures, with a total of 80 embryos conceived. For all that, the woman now has 2 living children. In addition, a third baby was lost after being born prematurely at 26 weeks. I wonder if that had anything to do with the fact that this particular pregnancy started out with 4 babies, 2 of which they killed in order to increase the chances of the other two living. One of the remaining two babies died in utero at 21 weeks, the other is the one who was born prematurely and died (see points May 2003 and Jan 2004 above).

And, what a shock, in spite of being a walking hormonal cocktail from years of IVF, this woman was able to naturally conceive at age 38 and again at 39, both of which times she miscarried. Don’t you just feel so bad for her? I mean, after all, she has already killed 76 babies, and had 2 more die prematurely.

I think “monster” describes this woman very well, as it does any other woman who would knowingly kill their offspring because they just have to have a baby so bad. After all, it’s just like in Africa, where not having babies makes you a social outcast. If it means having to kill a few unborn babies for your peers to like you, then so be it, right?

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Responses

  1. This woman is a monster. Further, I don’t see how anyone could have the patience or money to go through IVF that many times.
    On another note I can understand the desire to have a baby. I have never used birth control. I was a virgin when my husband and I got married so I felt I had avoided the big mistakes. However, I don’t think God pulls out your lists of sins to determine when and if you have children. I became pregnant with our son after two and half years of marriage. I had actually told myself that I would probably never have children and I would just have be okay with that. I have very little patience and it didn’t help that couples around us who had been married less time where having babies. I personally know a woman who is a horrible mother had has two little boys ,2 and a half years and six months old. I have read of women who want children but can’t get pregnant after years of trying or constantly miscarry. I feel for the women who have went the trouble of going to the doctor after years of disappointment, having embarrassing tests run and then hearing “there’s nothing wrong with you. By all means you should be able to conceive.” I think you should post a blog on the subject of infertility sometime and the biblical way to deal with it. I worry sometimes that I won’t have any more children and though that may be God’s will for some people it can be hard to accept especially if you have to watch it happen all around you.

    God Bless,
    Brittany

  2. Oh my word, how incredible. That woman is a monster for sure. WOW.

  3. The World Health Organization complains about children being born into a lifestyle of poverty and disease and therefore puts African women on birth control to “control the population”. If one in three women there is infertile, then it sounds to me like God is already controlling the population. If they don’t want poor people to reproduce, then why are they helping them use ivf? I guess it goes back to the whole two child ideal that our society thinks every one should have.

  4. UPDATE: I think some bleeding heart out there read my post and felt the need to either link to it or tell all their friends about it because I received 7 comments within 20 minutes telling me that I am all wrong and how judgmental I am. Why, thank you! I have heard that many times before, and always take it as a compliment.

    You will notice that none of the comments were published. No, I will not give someone who condones murder a platform for their agenda, especially not if they are quoting false versions to prove their point.

  5. I would like to add that I feel very bad for any woman who cannot have children, or a woman who habitually miscarries. I also feel bad for a single girl who finds herself pregnant. But that does not mean that I condone murder (in the form of IVF and abortion) in order to fix these problems, whether or not these people are unbelievers.

    It may be news to you that God expects unbelievers to abide by the same laws that he expects Christians to abide by. After all, if they never get saved, they will then be judged by their works and spend eternity in hell for breaking God’s laws.

    To all you supposed Christians out there, may I remind you that there is not one instance in the entire Bible about a barren woman who did not eventually have children – when God thought the timing was right. But go ahead and sleep with the bond woman Hagar (IVF) and have an Ishmael (that brat you can’t seem to handle). A real Christian would rather wait for the child of promise. Ishmael and Isaac are pictures in the Bible of people working for their own salvation, rather than putting their faith in God to save them.

    In the case of this woman, I have no pity for her losing a few babies “naturally” because she is a mass murderer who willingly killed scores and scores of her children. In fact, the pregnancy that ended with the premature death of the twin boys started out with 4 babies, two of which she “selectively reduced” i.e. had killed. If she herself didn’t feel bad about killing two kids, why should I feel sorry for her that two more died? Shouldn’t someone feel bad for the 76 babies? This woman herself proves how heartless she is when she refers to her young son with a term that is so vulgar I cannot repeat on here. I don’t remember calling anyone that since I became a Christian, let alone one of my kids, and yet she refers to her son by that term.

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