Brave New World?


From News.com.au

PARENTS of sick children in Britain will be allowed to use IVF to create “spare-part babies” under controversial laws published yesterday.

The legislation will dramatically relax rules on IVF clinics creating “saviour siblings” who can help cure their older brothers and sisters of medical conditions such as leukemia.

Experts said that one day they could create a “designer baby” with kidneys perfectly compatible with a sibling suffering renal failure.

More immediately, saviour siblings could give umbilical cord blood or bone marrow to family members in the hope of treating conditions such as sickle cell anaemia.

The Government’s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill will be debated in British Parliament and is expected to become law in 2009.

This is happening across the pond, but in light of the recent stem cell debate in this country, the issue of “sanctity of life” cannot be ignored any longer. Although it hasn’t gotten much play in the States, a quick search of the term “saviour siblings” reveals a trove of articles and position papers on both sides of the scientific and ethical divide.

I think it is interesting to see how the press frames the issue in the headline….

“Parents win right to grow babies for ’spare parts’”

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Similar in tone and fervor to the pro-abortion argument, proponents attempt to frame the issue in terms of parental “rights”, and that cloned humanity is not humanity at all, but rather “spare parts.” In their ‘Brave New World,’ cloned humanity becomes a lesser race of life, a new species, in fact, no different than laboratory rats or research monkeys. Except, in this case, there is no PETA to protest the enslavement of this new lesser race of humanity.

This is truly an abomination. It is revolting. It must not stand.





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4 Responses

  1. This isn’t just the slippery slope, this is in the avalanche phase of things.

  2. […] news comes from London, England via Nuke. Bracketed text inserted by me. PARENTS of sick children in Britain will be allowed to use IVF [in […]

  3. Yes it is. Thanks for the linkage.

  4. I think I need a hamburger 😀

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