"Unborn mothers" on the horizon?"A quarter of a century ago the first test-tube baby test-tube baby: see in vitro fertilization.
Louise Brown; first successful fertilization outside the body (1978). [Br. Hist.: Facts (1978), 596–597]
See : Childbirth , Louise Brown Louise Joy Brown (born July 25, 1978, in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England) was the world's first baby to be conceived by in vitro fertilisation, or IVF. , was born," noted the London Independent on July 1st. "Now scientists have raised another startling star·tle
v. star·tled, star·tling, star·tles
1. To cause to make a quick involuntary movement or start.
2. To alarm, frighten, or surprise suddenly. See Synonyms at frighten. prospect--'unborn mothers.'"
"Scientists announced [on June 30th] that they have been able to remove immature ovaries Ovaries
The female sex organs that make eggs and female hormones.
Mentioned in: Choriocarcinoma
ovaries (ō´v from four-month-old fetuses," continued the report. "The theory is that they can be stimulated in the test tube to go through the later stages of development before the creation of fully mature eggs." This prospect "raises grave ethical questions about the possibility of creating children whose biological mothers were never born. When a high-powered committee of British ethicists considered this possibility in the early 1990s it took the view that any child created by such a procedure would not be able to come to terms with the idea of deriving from aborted a·bort
v. a·bort·ed, a·bort·ing, a·borts
1. To give birth prematurely or before term; miscarry.
2. To cease growth before full development or maturation.
3. fetal tissue."
That "high-powered ethical committee" ignored the possibility that the children resulting from such a hideous procedure might object to the pre-natal murder of their mothers.