Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Ashamed To Be British...

The Government was concerned that Britain might fall behind in the field of embryo research if the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill were to be defeated.

I, for one, would much rather that we weren't responsible for such monstrous research. Being the only country in Europe to allow both cybrids (human-animal hybrids where animal eggs have had the nucleus removed and human DNA inserted) and true hybrids (where human eggs (or sperm) are fused with animal sperm (or eggs) and then allowed to develop) is nothing to be proud of.

Just because a thing is scientifically possible, does not mean that it should be allowed. The experiments at Auschwitz are a case in point.

Please don't tell me that the embryos will never be allowed to develop beyond 14 days. It makes no difference: if life begins at conception (as the Church teaches) then mucking around with cybrids, hybrids or simple human embryonic tissue is wrong. In fact, it's murder. There is also the "scientific" element to consider: someone will want to let an embryo develop, just to see what happens. And sooner or later, it will happen.

Another argument: the scientists will have to prove that the research is absolutely necessary. Yes, well, scientists are good at that. The fact that adult stem cell research has proved to be so much more useful therapeutically has been neatly side-stepped by scientist and politician alike.

And as for the so-called "saviour siblings" - well, at the moment it's all to do with donating bone marrow and umbilical cord stem cells. But why stop there? The second child could be used as a constant source of cells, right the way throughout their life. Or at least until the child reaches the age of consent... and then that might put a spanner in the works, especially when they go through that uncooperative, bolshy teenager phase... And the next step? I mean, your sick child needs a kidney? Hey, have another baby for spare parts...

No. This is not a good day to be British.

5 comments:

gemoftheocean said...

Well, it's a sad day for all who believe in God who don't want to see mankind used in a materialistic way with no regard for ethics and the sacredness of humanity.

MaggieClitheroe said...

A sad day indeed.

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

Don't be ashamed to be British. This horror is a wild deviation from Britishness. Britishness brought us the political concepts of freedom, the rule of law and justice that our entire western civilization is based upon and from which we are rapidly sliding with the growing imposition of an alien and foreign creed. You mentino bolshiness and it is precisely this which is opposed to the British values that are being trampled on with this legislation.

Ideas mean something and Britishness is one of the good ones. It is not British to be indifferent to human life or decency: that's Marxism.

gemoftheocean said...

BTW, I also agree with Hilary. Don't be ashamed of being British. What Hilary said is true...the legislation was not in keeping with one of the best British traditions...which is "fair play." I do not think the legislation was in character with your people. [Or the mass of them, anyway ... any country/society/group has its rotters. This is legislators pimping towards special interest groups, rather than exhibiting a backbone - which I think most British people have at their core.)

miss book said...

Hilary's right
My, it's hard to pray for your enemies, but that's what we need to do...

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