It’s ‘child abuse’ for scientists to extensively gene-edit human embryos and then destroy them says ethicist

‘Child abuse is an offense reportable by health care providers. Yet scientific journals publish such research as if it represents a good’ By Martin Bürger LONDON, England, June 26, 2020 – A Catholic ethicist has characterized as “child abuse” the embryonic research of a team of UK scientists after they destroyed over a dozen tiny …

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Ban Germ-Line Genetically Engineered Babies

By Wesley J. Smith When a scientist in China proudly announced the birth of the first germ-line genetically engineered babies — meaning the alterations would flow down the generations — there was a firestorm. But notably, despite the screaming and arrest of the scientist by China (as if the authorities in the great tyranny didn’t know …

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When Genetically Modified Children Have Children

Playing God with the Human Race By John Stonestreet with G. Shane Morris Orson Scott Card’s science fiction novel, “Ender’s Shadow” is a favorite of some of our staff. In it, a twelve-year-old’s medical condition gives him superhuman brilliance. Only after helping mankind win the war against an insectoid alien invader does Julian Delphiki discover …

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Abortion Lobby Argues Against Bill that Protects Babies from Genetic Discrimination

Another Day, Another Euphemism: Abortion Lobby Argues Against Bill that Protects Babies from Genetic Discrimination Editor’s note. The following was blogged in real time by Ohio Right to Life yesterday during testimony on the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act. On Wednesday, the Ohio House Health Committee heard opponent testimony against our Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act. NARAL …

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Wales approves genetic screening for babies with Down’s syndrome

By Society for the Protection of Unborn Children–SPUC The Welsh Government has confirmed that non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) will be introduced within the antenatal screening programme in Wales. The announcement by Public Health Minister, Rebecca Evans confirms that Wales will follow England in making the test available on the NHS [National Health Service] from 2018. …

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Genetic “counselor” prevents abortion minded women from seeing sonograms

By Sarah Terzo Genetic “counselors” are medical personnel that walk women and their partners though testing (usually amniocentesis) to see if their unborn babies have a genetic illness or disability. If a woman is at risk for having a baby with a disability, or if they already know that they are pregnant with one, these …

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Genetic counselors and sex selection abortions

By Sarah Terzo Rayna Rapp interviewed counselors at genetic clinics where women came to have their babies tested for disabilities including Down syndrome. The counselors then discussed with the women whether or not they would have abortions. Many of the women who came in aborted when they found out that their babies would have a …

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The company they keep

By Michael Cook “Europe’s superlab,” a £700 million research institute, the Francis Crick Institute, opens this year. It is Europe’s largest biomedical research centre, a partnership between six of the UK’s best known scientific and academic organizations – the [U.K.] government funded Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK (CRUK), the Wellcome Trust, UCL (University …

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New blood test=large increase in babies diagnosed with medical problems who are aborted

By Dave Andrusko It’s bad enough that the Daily Mail reported that as a result of new tests, the number of babies diagnosed with genetic anomalies who were aborted soared by 34% between 2011 and 2014 [www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3123078/New-blood-test-blamed-women-choosing-abort-babies-s-syndrome-disabilities-soars-34-three-years.html]. But it gets worse. Tucked away in the story, written by Jo MacFarlane, is that until recently, the blood …

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Genetic counselors and sex selection abortions

  By Sarah Terzo Rayna Rapp interviewed counselors at genetic clinics where women came to have their babies tested for disabilities including Down syndrome. The counselors then discussed with the women whether or not they would have abortions. Many of the women who came in aborted when they found out that their babies would have …

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“Regardless of size, shape or differences, each unborn child is one of a kind”

  By Dave Andrusko After all this time, I still have to remind myself that writers (and certainly those not working for a newspaper) don’t write headlines. That’s why “My view: Parental pains, birth defects and abortion” can be so neutral when W. Brett Branham’s analysis and conclusions are so hugely life-affirming. I saw the …

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Eugenic Pre-Natal Cleansing Spreads to Autism

By Wesley J. Smith More boys than girls have autism, so now, an Australian IVF clinic will search out male embryos for destruction before implantation, e.g., sex selection. A bioethicist thinks that accepting pre-natal autism cleansing needs to be respectfully debated. From, “Prenatal Screening and Autism,” by Andrew Whitehouse: “The internet was ablaze last week …

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