The Human Journey – Thinking biblically about health

Dec 14, 2014 by

By Peter Saunders, CMF: Many people today hold to an atheist worldview – they believe that God doesn’t exist, that human beings are just clever monkeys, that morality is largely a matter of personal choice and that death is the end. Within this framework medical technology can become simply a tool to improve life’s length and quality without regard to any overall meaning and purpose. If we want it, and can do it, and it seems to improve our life and health then why not? By contrast the Bible...

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Government sterilisation programmes are no way to control population

Nov 18, 2014 by

By Laura Perrins, Conservative Woman: Governments the world over have frequently viewed women’s fertility as a problem to be controlled and limited. History is littered with government-promoted sterilisation programmes of women, usually to promote a eugenic agenda. India has a nasty record of sterilising poor women and Nazi Germany liked to sterilise those they deemed unworthy. The founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, was huge fan of controlling the fertility of poor people as a way...

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Three parent babies are unsafe, warns top US scientist

Nov 18, 2014 by

by Ben Spencer, Mailonline: The science that could allow babies with three parents to be born in Britain is unproven and may be unsafe, a leading US scientist warned last night. The Government could give the go-ahead as early as next year for children to be born using genetic material from two mothers and a father – making the UK the first country in the world to license the technique for clinical use. But Professor Evan Snyder, the top scientific adviser on the issue to US authorities,...

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Children’s Rights, or Rights to Children?

Nov 10, 2014 by

By Alana S Newman, Public Discourse: If it’s okay to buy and sell sperm, eggs, and wombs, then why is it not okay to sell other human tissues or organs? If it’s okay to sell one’s reproductive parts, why is it not okay to sell one’s sexual parts, as in prostitution? If it’s okay to pre-sell and pre-order children via third-party reproduction, what is so wrong with buying and selling children who are already born or conceived? “Then how are gay people supposed to get kids?” asked a young woman...

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After three-parent babies, will there be “multiplex parenting”?

Oct 29, 2014 by

By Michael Cook, MercatorNet: Last week an all-star line-up of British researchers and administrators appeared before a committee of the House of Commons to tell MPs that the creation of three-parent babies was completely safe, ethical and inconsequential. The technique is known as mitochondrial transfer. Mitochondria swim in the soup surrounding the nucleus. Most of a cell’s DNA is in the nucleus, but about 1% resides in the mitochondria. If there is a defect in a woman’s mitochondria, her...

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Three-parent babies. Now top scientists warn of a risk to humanity

Oct 6, 2014 by

by Kathy Gyngell, Conservative Woman: Last June Philippa James warned us that we were but a step away from creating genetically modified babies. A report from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), the appointed regulatory body for embryo research and fertility treatment, which she alerted us to, had given the go-ahead to modify genetically human babies with genes from three parents. Though the report avoided definitively declaring the new technique to be safe for humans, it...

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