Hi Colleen, and welcome to BellaOnline!
(I must have missed you post the 1st time around, sorry)
In the instances where the know the baby is not going to live; ie. ectopic pregnancies, spina bifida that cannot be corrected, etc. then I see nothing wrong with using the bodies to help in science if the parent's agree. This after all is still their child, and it is a time of great grief for them - so their feelings must be put first.
I would say handle it with the same care that is given in approaching a family about using their child for organ donation. It holds many similarites.
I would also say that there would need to be a watchdog group over this, to make sure 1 or 2 OBs didn't get happier raising money from doing stem cell research than delivering babies. That could turn into a dangerous situation very quickly.
Oh, and BTW - I used to be a Surgical Tech, and am hoping to finish up my music education degree. But for right now I'm a SAHM and write for here. SO that's where I stand professionally.
Last edited by Michelle_Launch; 05/24/08 01:08 AM.