An Australian company that turns unused embryos into jewelry is coming under fire by conservatives.
Baby Bee Hummingbirds is a company that has made "over 4,000 pieces of jewelry using breast milk, placenta, hair, ashes or cord stumps--including 50 made with embryos."
The company was featured on the parenting blog Kidspot and showcased a couple in North South Wales who didn't know what to do with their extra embryos after having their twins.
The mother said they still considered them their children.
"Donation wasn’t an option, the annual storage fee was an added financial strain, and disposing of them unimaginable.”
She now has seven embryos in a heart shaped pendant that she wears constantly.
"When we completed our family, it wasn’t in my heart to destroy them. Now they are forever with me in a beautiful keepsake.”
Conservative writers are saying these pieces are crass and are treating human life as a commodity.