Just a brief note today because it’s 7:32 p.m. on Wednesday and I’m still working . . .

Thank you for all your comments, particularly yours, Doni and Lisa. You know, the more I think about it, the more strongly I feel that churches and adoption agencies should become involved in the adoption of frozen embroys. I understand that there’s a seven-year lifespan for these babies on ice, and we would truly be practicing what we preach if we treated these preborn children as the babies they are.

What better way to show the world that embryonic stem cell research is the taking of innocent human life, created in God’s image? Let them see these cells nine months later in the arms of an adoptive mother! They are NOT property!

I think I might do my next community column on this issue . . . my first one appeared in Wednesday’s Tampa Tribune (8/23) . . . if it shows up online, I’ll provide a link. Lisa, if you have documentation for the fact that no fetal experimentation has yet been successful, I could sure use a citation. In any case, I’ll start researching.

Thank you, my friends! Together, we lift our voices!



  1. dana

    Now that’ll make you think… interesting idea.

    By the way, I saw a news story regarding stem cell research that made me think of your recent posts. Here’s the link:
    If that link doesn’t work, it references a company called Advanced Cell Technology. Their website is: http://www.advancedcell.com/

    I have a true love for research and I hope this is useful to you. 🙂

  2. Suzanne

    This is off topic but I just wanted to let you know that by your suggestion I just watched a movie by M. Night Shyamalan called The Village. I had seen this dvd on the shelves at the store butpassed it by because I thought it was a horror flick. I watched it today and WOW! What a great movie! Thanks for the heads up, I was unaware of who this man was (even though I had seen Signs and Unbreakable)I loved this movie!

  3. Ms. Gardener

    I’ve seen that photo before of the tiny footprint pressed against his mommy’s tummy…is it some kind of computerized image or was that picture actually taken? I’ve always been curious. 🙂

  4. Angela

    As far as I know, that photo is legit–I looked it up on Snopes.com and couldn’t find a rebuttal.


  5. lisa

    Frozen embryo adoption is already starting to catch on. They call them “snowflake babies”. (Isn’t that cute?) If you google that, you’ll find loads of info, Ange.

  6. lisa

    Also, that woman’s uterine wall must be as thick as a kleenex. I really don’t know how this could be real, for the imprint of tiny toes to be seen through the uterine wall, stomach muscles AND skin.

    But maybe that’s just me.

  7. Doni Brinkman

    When I first saw that picture, I was told that the little foot was visible because the women’s water had broken.

    And Dana, I am concerned about the recent ACT announcements because I think it amounts to smoke and mirrors to get ESCR through legislation having nothing to do with truly respecting life. I wrote an ethics rebuttal to that in my blog this week and another friend and snowflake mommmy sent me this article: http://www.cbhd.org/media/pr/2006-08-24.htm


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