October 25, 2011: judges are engaged in the kind of reasoning that we are engaged in within this course, legal principals on their own do not decide the entire decision. Not just about what the law is; it is about the moral ideal behind the law: roby wade. Refers to a procedure where a human sperm and egg are united in a test tube and then implanted in a woman s uterus. Involves masturbation to get the sperm: treatment of the embryos. Necessary to cultivate a number of embryos because the likelihood of the pregnancy is low if you don t. Necessary process of selection that goes into what embryos will be implanted and what will not: harms to persons: mother or child. Physical harms: may be complications of infections that may result to the mother because of the multiple surgeries involved. Children born are more susceptible to birth defects.