Made to Order Embryo Commodities MarketBy Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC
Remember when they said "only" excess embryos would be used in research? It was always bunk, and now an article in the New England Journal of Medicine has called for allowing embryos to be made to order and sold like a corn crop.
What would justify this form of nascent human trafficking? From, "Made to Order Embryos for Sale—A Brave New World?" by I. Glenn Cohen, J.D., and Eli Y. Adashi, M.D:
Well, for one thing, an embryo is an organism, a nascent human being. A gamete (sperm or egg) is just a cell.
And note how the game is played: NY unethically permits egg buying for use in biotechnology—and that wrong then becomes the justification for the further objectification of human life and the manufacture and selling of embryos. Talk about rank bootstrapping!
The proper answer is to repeal the NY law, not create an embryo commodities market. Such sophistry has always been the anything goes in biotech crowd's primary tool.
Here's the the conclusion:
Make no mistake: This means human cloning is coming closer, as selling embryos for use in IVF is just the front for selling cloned embryos for use in research. We will be following this closely. Stay tuned.
This Is What We're Up Against . . .
Wesley's piece, at left, sums it up well—perhaps the most prestigious of academic journals, The New England Journal of Medicine, carrying an article that extends the bad ethics of egg buying in an attempt to justify embryo buying.
This is what we're up against and why your partnership is so important.
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