WWYD - Egg impregnation?

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WWYD - Egg impregnation?
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Fri, 02-20-2009 - 4:37pm

Would you have aborted these eggs? A Japanese woman was implanted with the wrong eggs! What a terrible thing to happen to anybody. :(


http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ji18-Ky13CqXsSkChV_w8uk3AWHAD96ELD201


Japanese woman impregnated with wrong egg

By JAY ALABASTER – 1 day ago


TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese woman was likely impregnated with the fertilized egg of another woman by accident during an in vitro procedure last year, hospital officials said Thursday.


The woman, who is in her 20s, aborted the pregnancy when she was told of the potential mix-up at the government-run hospital in Kagawa prefecture, about 330 miles (530 kilometers) southwest of Tokyo.


She is now suing the local government for 20 million yen ($222,000), according to news reports.


Hospital officials apologized for the mistake at a news conference Thursday.


"She was very happy after undergoing such a difficult procedure and becoming pregnant, but unfortunately a mistake had been made," said Yuzo Matsumoto, director of the Kagawa Prefectural Central Hospital.


The hospital has a long history of carrying out such procedures, and this is the first time such a mistake has occurred, hospital spokesman Hajime Morishita said.


"The in vitro procedures are carried out in sequence one after the other, and in this case the eggs from one procedure may have accidentally been left over and used in the following procedure," he said.


In vitro procedures — in which a woman's eggs are removed, fertilized outside the womb, and placed in her uterus to cause a pregnancy — are common in Japan, with hundreds of thousands carried out per year.


The case drew wide attention because bearing and raising children who are not related to the mother is uncommon and has been discouraged by Japanese medical groups.


Surrogate births, in which eggs are removed for fertilization and implanted in another woman, and adoptions are rare in the country.

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Registered: 12-03-2007
Fri, 02-20-2009 - 4:47pm
No, I wouldn't have aborted.

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Registered: 04-10-2003
Fri, 02-20-2009 - 4:47pm
Oh I'd most definitely abort in that case. Then again, I'm not one that was ever into adoption either. Fine for others, not for me. This would be kinda gross- someone else's eggs. Yuck.
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Registered: 01-15-2008
Fri, 02-20-2009 - 5:46pm
Hmm...not to add fuel to the fire but I wonder if the woman who's eggs were implanted can sue this woman for aborting embryos that weren't hers to begin with.
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Registered: 04-10-2003
Fri, 02-20-2009 - 5:53pm
I'd think not since the gestation is a risk that cannot be imposed upon this woman and they were implanted through no fault of her own.
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Registered: 01-15-2008
Fri, 02-20-2009 - 6:05pm

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While I do agree with you.

1) this woman WAS trying to get pregnant. It's neither woman's fault that the mistake was made but as we all know a woman only has a limited number of shots at pregnancy a month and this woman *wasted* someone ELSES chance at motherhood.

FTR I'm not saying she she be allowed to sue...I'm just.....thinking out loud.

but again I agree with you. Sad situation, but sh** happens.

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Registered: 08-15-2008
Fri, 02-20-2009 - 6:44pm

Well, I find IVF unethical, so I wouldn't be in that position in the first place.

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Registered: 12-03-2007
Fri, 02-20-2009 - 6:57pm

"The woman, who is in her 20s, aborted the pregnancy when she was told of the potential mix-up at the government-run hospital in Kagawa prefecture, about 330 miles (530 kilometers) southwest of Tokyo."


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Registered: 04-10-2003
Fri, 02-20-2009 - 7:40pm

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The alternative is waiting for amniocentesis at 18-18 wks, another week or two for the typing putting you around 20 wks for a D&E.

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Registered: 12-03-2007
Fri, 02-20-2009 - 7:53pm

Well, I find it wrong, regardless.

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Registered: 04-10-2003
Fri, 02-20-2009 - 8:27pm
Why? Is it more valuable or worthy of continued gestation at 20 wks versus 6 wks? Seems rather inconsistent to a pro-life stance.
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