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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Designer babies are here folks...

Sex-Selection and Hair, Skin and Eye Color in High Demand from U.S. Artificial Reproduction Companies

By Hilary White

LOS ANGELES, February 27, 2009 ( - Demand for sex-selection for in vitro fertilization is "rapidly growing" according to many private IVF facilities in the US. In a CNN report on sex-selection and other genetic screening tests at the Fertility Institutes IVF facility in California, a spokesman for the Center for Genetics and Society said that the widespread practice of sex-selective IVF could open the door to "a society where there are new kinds of inequality and new kinds of discrimination, a world that we really would not want to live in." (Check out Huxley's "Brave New World" for a good description of what may come.)

The CNN report focused on the success of the Fertility Institutes, a private artificial reproduction facility in Los Angeles that advertises "gender selection" by pre-implantation genetic diagnosis of already created embryos, and claims a nearly 100 per cent "success rate." The facility also claims to be the first to offer the "pending availability" of genetic tests to pre-determine the eye color, skin and hair color, and "cancer tendency" of embryos created in the lab. (Remember the story of the Tower of Babel? The biggest thing to piss God off was the presumption that men would be like Him. Same thing happened in the Garden of Eden. We're in for a supernatural ass whipping. )

The secular ethics world, while fully embracing artificial reproduction in general, has long been hesitant about endorsing sex-selection of embryos. (Until the money started rolling in.) The specter of "designer babies" has held the public imagination since the technologies were being developed in the late 1970s.

In 1983, the US President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research wrote that sex-selection "seems incompatible with the attitude of virtually unconditional acceptance that developmental psychologists have found to be essential to successful parenting." (That sure proved to be bullshit. "Unconditional acceptance"? That implies parents who don't think of their kids as lifestyle accoutrements. Not going to be found in a country where Down Syndrome babies are routinely aborted!)

But the commercial world of artificial reproduction has embraced the highly lucrative practices of genetic screening wherever the law allows it, including in the US. (Its all about the Benjamins!) The Fertility Institutes advertises, "For the first time ever, patients having genetic screening for abnormal chromosome conditions in their embryos will be able to elect expanded testing that can greatly increase the odds of achieving a healthy pregnancy with a preselected choice of gender, eye color, hair color and complexion, along with screening for potentially lethal diseases, screening for cancer tendencies (breast, colon, pancreas, prostate) and more."

And the demand is high. Dr. Jeff Steinberg, director of the Fertility Institutes, claims that his company is performing approximately 10 gender selection procedures every week, at a fee of (US) $18,400 each.

Despite the claim by Dr. Steinberg that Canadian clients tend to ask for more girls, Dr. Jeffrey Nisker, an ethicist and IVF specialist at the University of Western Ontario, has said he was driven to re-examine the ethics of the practice by the large number of requests among Canadian clients for boys.

Dr. Nisker, the first Canadian doctor to perform pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, gave his opinion to the House of Commons committee examining Canada's assisted reproductive technologies bill, that the government should outlaw sex-selective activities in artificial reproduction, except in the case of sex-related diseases.

He told the Commons Committee that after his team had developed the technologies, requests came flooding in from all over Canada, but, "The number one genetic disease they requested this for was that of being a woman."

"They wanted boy children. ... I was as blinkered as anybody else. This was going to be good. This was going to help women, but the [feminist] social advocates ... had been warning me. The feminist activists in Canada had been warning me what would happen with my research. They were right." (IVF is no good. Period. Check out the high incidence of birth defects in IVF babies. Thats the elephant in the living room for these people. Never mind sex selection, the whole damned thing stinks.)

In a letter coauthored with colleague Laura Shanner, to the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Dr. Nisker wrote, "Like most bioethicists, we reject sex selection except to prevent serious sex-linked medical disorders. Our primary ethical guide remains unchanged: assisted reproduction creates new relationships and must always be understood in that context."

In practice, sex-selective procedures discriminate against women, he writes: "Sex ratio imbalances are already causing social disturbances in parts of India and China where young men cannot find partners. Because sex selection most often prevents the birth of female children, the practice devalues women as a group."

"All children deserve respect regardless of their sex. Children must never be treated as custom-ordered commodities to satisfy our personal or social preferences," he added (No shit, Sherlock! And forget about sex selection, the whole damned procedure stinks.)

1 comment:

sig94 said...

God is not mocked. He always resists the proud and these genetically engineered "boutique" babies are an abomination.

Because of abortions, China is already looking at a drastic shortage of females for Chinese men to marry.

"China now has 37 million more males than females, the People’s Daily reported on Friday, without giving the source. And the number of males below the age of 15 is 18 million more than females in the same age group, the report said…."

That's 37 million wives short as of right now. It will be 55 million in less than 15 years.

Unless Chinese males develop an awful strong hankering for man-love these boys will be chomping at the bit for whatever they can get their hands on. Wars have been started over less.

It'll be real interesting to see what happens in East Asia when these desperate, lonely men wear out all the "Me ronery me rove you rots" prostitutes in Shangai.

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