Karen Kingsbury’s new film reinforces idea that frozen embryos are human beings

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A pair of long lost sisters, each without knowledge of the existence of the other, puts in vitro fertilization (IVF) at the center of a love story in “Someone Like You,” a movie based on the popular novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury. The film follows a young man after the tragic loss of his best friend, as he searches for her secret sister. 

The trailer for “Someone Like You” reveals that one of the pivotal characters, London, “was an in vitro baby,” with her parents stating that “The procedure gave us two embryos.” This means that London had a sibling.

Embryos are rightly humanized throughout the film, visualizing London’s father grappling with the fact there there was another full human involved in the IVF process, and London’s mother being sure of it. 


Kingsbury, author of over 100 Christian books, many of which are bestsellers, said that this particular book was one she wanted to turn into a movie.

“It’s something I’d never seen in movies or in books before,” she explained. She said that one day she met a woman with three little girls, all who had been conceived via IVF.

“I had no idea that that was a thing, and that there’s more than half a million embryos in deep cryopreservation on ice awaiting adoption today,” she explained on Fox News. “Science has raised questions that only God can answer.”

This movie could not have come at a more relevant time. Since the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling in February that stated frozen embryos can be considered children under the state’s Wrongful Death of a Minor Act, IVF has been in the headlines, in both positive and negative lights.

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“Someone Like You” shows that embryos are human, while at the same time it doesn’t glorify IVF itself. It deals with embryo adoption in a way that highlights it as the adoption of a full, unique, human being, but at the same time is incredibly emotional and confusing.

As previously reported by Live Action News, “As pro-lifers rush to defend IVF as pro-life, they must be aware of all of the negatives that surround the fertility industry, including the massive death toll IVF has caused, and should educate themselves on alternatives like NaProTechnology.”

The IVF industry destroys human embryos at a higher rate than abortion, and with this massive death toll it is encouraging to see a movie that shows the humanity of the embryos created — the ones that are first used, and the ones left frozen until a later time.

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