LONDON, England, October 29, 2002 ( – Two human embryos that had been implanted in separate mothers’ wombs were simply aborted in a London hospital after it was discovered that the mothers and embryos had been mixed up during IVF fertility manipulation.  Reports said that, “A doctor in charge of the clinic at St. George’s Hospital [in London] spotted the error hours after the embryos had been transferred. Both women required medical procedures and drugs to prevent pregnancy”—a euphemism for drug-induced abortion.  Paul Tully, general secretary of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), said: “Here we have yet another instance of human life being treated as a mere commodity,” meaning that “young, innocent human lives will have been disposed of as if they were worthless. This type of fertility treatment needs to be completely replaced by ethical ways of helping childless couples – ways which don’t involve wasting human life, whether deliberately or by accident.”  For BBC News coverage see: