It has been many months, many doctors, many dollars. We weigh each procedure carefully, as it is more invasive, more costly, more personal than the last.
And sometimes we wonder…if we are playing God.
Plenty of people might say we are playing God because we are manipulating life. Some people are very uncomfortable when you start talking about embryos because usually the only time that word comes up, it’s accompanied by “stem cell research.” Issues of life are big topics. And the closer you get to merging the sanctity of life with the cold march of science, the more ethics are brought into question. ”In vitro” just has that ring of “Brave New World,” doesn’t it?
Yes, for a myriad of reasons, there are still a few areas of medical science that are still taboo, a little frightening. We don’t know if we’ve somehow crossed a line.
But here’s the thing. As my wife and I continue to trudge onward through infertility, we have learned a lot about what it means to manipulate science, create life and, yes, “play God.”