Artificial wombs are mechanisms that are used to grow an embryo outside of the body of a female. Could this be the future of reproduction for humans? Scientists at Cornell University have grown mice embryos in man-made, bubble shaped wombs.
This technology could bring hope to parents who before could not have children. It could also open the door for mothers to choose to have their babies outside their bodies, to avoid the stress of childbirth.
If and when artificial wombs become available, they are sure to be controversial. What are the moral and ethical implications of artificial wombs? What effect would being developed outside the womb have on the child?
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I would like to see more information made available to the public about artificial wombs. I believe this could solve the ethical/political issues related to abortion. Anyone who did not want to have a child, but became pregnant could put their fertilized egg into the artifical womb and then the people against abortion could adopt the fetuses! - anonymous
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