Stored embryos frozen in time
In vitro fertilization has given rise to a moral debate for parents
No statistics are kept on the number of frozen embryos in storage in Canada, but experts estimate the number is about 10% of the U.S. total, or 50,000.
Thousands of Canadian babies have been conceived through in vitro fertilization in the years since the technique was pioneered. But experts estimate that there are tens of thousands of additional embryos holding the ingredients for human life waiting frozen in nitrogen-filled storage tanks across the country.
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