Friday, July 21, 2023

New AI technology determines embryos suitable for IVF

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As science "progresses," we learned this week that new Artificial Intelligence technology can determine embryos that show the most promise while ruling out the ones most unsuitable for a successful pregnancy, thus allowing a woman to have a career and still have the baby IVF at some future time.

And AI will show her and her doctor which embryos will produce the best results.

It's being hailed by "science" and technology as a great breakthrough.

But is it?

Is anyone asking how this might enable eugenics activists like the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger?

Be informed, not misled.

Every day, the Left bites the forbidden fruit, hoping to become God. 

The AI software, EMA, evaluates embryos for IVF procedures and scores them based on features such as genetic abnormalities, gender, or the odds of successful implantation. AIVF, the Israel-based company behind the algorithm, is promoting the technology as a way to improve the embryo selection process during IVF. 

David Prentice, the vice president of scientific affairs at the pro-life research organization Charlotte Lozier Institute, told The Christian Post that this is “eugenic technology.” 

"The AI program is a tool used to pick and choose which embryos are higher quality; this means some human beings are looked at as lower quality, perhaps even discarded as lives not worth living,” Prentice states. “Previous studies have shown that even embryos judged to be ‘low grade,’ when given the chance for life, have been birthed as normal, healthy babies. Society should not divide human beings into quality control silos but rather should value and nurture every human life."

IVF involves combining female eggs and male sperm to create an embryo, which is then implanted in a woman’s uterus. Pro-life organizations have raised ethical concerns about IVF, arguing that it results in the deaths of unborn children when excess embryos are discarded or fail to survive being frozen or thawed. 

Embryologist Dr. Daniella Gilboa, co-founder and CEO of AIVF, says that IVF is one of the most important medical developments in the last 50 years but argues that it’s “not good enough,” citing the low success rates across all age groups. 

She told Fox News Wednesday, “Imagine if you’re an embryologist, looking at multiple embryos in a hectic lab environment, and you have to decide which one has the best potential to become a baby."

She said, “You might have eight, 10 or 12 embryos that all look the same — and you have to make that crucial decision, sometimes by yourself. It’s basically you and the embryos under the microscope,” she continued. 

Gilboa highlighted how many women freeze their eggs to delay having a child and focus on advancing their careers, stating that this creates a demand for IVF. 

"In the U.S., only 20% of the need is served, which means 80% of those women are giving up on the dream of having a child,” she says.

Clearly, technology sees a financial opportunity and is going after it. Much like the medical business sees huge financial opportunity in the "transgender" business. Transgender treatment and surgeries are currently a two billion dollar business- expected to grow 5 to 10 times that by 2030.

The AIVF CEO emphasized how EMA can find embryonic features undetectable to the “human eye” and can work faster than doctors. However, Gilboa claimed that the AI is not intended to fully replace human beings. Human doctors will still make the decision when it comes to embryo selection.

AIVF’s technology is already in use throughout Europe, Asia, and South America, with Gilboa promising that it’s coming to the United States “very soon.” 

“EMA’s AI embryo evaluation is based on a set of deep-learning-based algorithms that assess embryo quality and developmental competence,” an AIVF brochure about the technology reads, “The robust AI model is trained on biological markers of the embryo known to influence embryo viability and quality and can identify morphological features that the human eye is not able to see.” 

According to the data cited in the brochure, EMA is 30 times faster and 38% more accurate than a human embryologist. According to the informational material, the technology also reduced patient time to pregnancy by 21.5% on average.

The promotional piece says, “Our proprietary suite of solutions offers a unique set of tools for digitization and automation of the IVF clinic, helping patients on a smoother, quicker and more accessible path to parenthood,” the document continues. 

Why are we so concerned about this new technology? Clearly, it's helping people have families.

It's also opening the door to the very dark practice of eugenics. It's a baby step from this to couples deciding what gender of child they want---and what characteristics they prefer the child to have. 

And activists deciding which babies should be born, and which should not, because they are too great a liability to society.

We are currently standing on the edge of the moral cliff.

It was with some astonishment that we learned several years ago that Planned Parenthood of Manhattan had decided to remove the name Margaret Sanger from its headquarters and had encouraged other Planned Parenthood affiliates to do the same. 

After all, the likes of Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and other extremist abortion activists have been awarded the coveted "Margaret Sanger Award" for their advocacy of abortion.

Margaret Sanger was the founder of the organization that became Planned Parenthood. 

The authorities cited Sanger’s eugenicism and racism as the motives for this dethronement of the iconic founder of the Birth Control League and its successor, Planned Parenthood. 

Until recently, anyone who criticized Sanger in print would be swiftly rebutted by Planned Parenthood apologists, who insisted that the charges of eugenicism and racism were false. 

The facts show Sanger was an activist eugenicist.

Sanger called for the sterilization of those with mental and physical disabilities, including “morons, mental defectives, epileptics.”

More than 30 states passed laws authorizing agencies to sterilize forcibly those considered “unfit” for childbearing due to her advocacy.

One of Sanger’s most cherished initiatives was the "Negro Project," which targeted predominantly black neighborhoods for birth control programs.

Note that most abortion operations are located in Black neighborhoods to this day.

At least 70,000 people in the United States were forcibly sterilized under the laws Sanger and her associates promoted. Far more, especially women prisoners and women on welfare were sterilized.

Margaret Sanger was a eugenicist and a racist, and Planned Parenthood is the face of evil.

This is the end game of people who believe they can become as God.

I sense the spirit of Margaret Sanger lingering close by in this new "Artificial Intelligence" technology that can "determine embryos that show the most promise."

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Faithful. Be Prayerful.