Wednesday June 23, 2010

St. Louis Planned Parenthood to Offer Artificial Insemination

By James Tillman

MISSOURI, St. Louis, June 23, 2010 ( – Planned Parenthood of St. Louis is planning to offer artificial insemination services in the fall of 2010.

A newly-released Planned Parenthood advertisement about the new services features two women hugging each other, with text above them stating “they just found out they’re expecting, finally.”

“This is disturbing, and consistent with Planned Parenthood’s warped view of sex and children,” Wendy Wright, President of the Concerned Women’s Alliance, told (LSN).

While artificial insemination is fairly widespread, it remains deeply controversial, with many critics arguing that it leads people to view children as a consumer good that can be bought when desired.

“Planned Parenthood treats children as products to be eliminated or created for the pleasure of others,” Wright told LSN. “They attempt to divorce sex from procreation, and procreation from sex.”

In addition, research has indicated that artificial insemination may have a variety of unintended consequences for both the child and his or her parents. A recent study found that donor-conceived children were more likely to be isolated from their parents or be delinquent, while parents who use artificial insemination are more likely to get divorced.


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