designer babies

Money Changes Everything

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC President When the news broke that Mitt and Ann Romney welcomed grandchildren numbers 17 and 18 this past Friday via “gestational surrogacy,” those of us here at CBC central—who oppose commercialized conception—wondered where the bottom is in these murky waters of assisted reproduction. Tagg Romney posted this on his facebook page […]

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Transhumanism’s Mission to Create Ubermenchen Children is Coercive

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Reason magazine’s science writer, Ron Bailey, has long been in the thrall of transhumanism. (We debated once at CUNY). He has swallowed the immortality project without even chewing and has baptized himself in the scientism neo-faith that The Singularity will usher in a new era […]

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The Joy of Parenting Children with Down Syndrome

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Prenatal genetic testing has turned into a search and destroy eugenic abortion mission that targets fetuses with Down syndrome, dwarfism, and other genetic conditions. Indeed, we know that about 90% of such nascent humans become medical waste instead of being born. Evidence showed that “genetic […]

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The New Eugenics: Selecting for Intelligence — Or, What’s Love Got to do With It, Julian Savulescu?

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Eugenics is both profoundly wrong and extremely dangerous in that it divides human beings into better and worse categories, which leads to great evil; oppression, exploitation, and killing. We saw that with the first eugenics, invented by the English statistician Francis Galton, who posited a […]

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Planned Premature Birth Another Sign of Procreation as Manufacture

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Reproduction, we are now told, is a fundamental right. That sounds good. We don’t want government preventing people from having children. But under this theory, the right to reproduce has become more than just the right to have children. Women who don’t want their babies […]

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Consuming Children: Humanity=Artifact

I recently attended a debate between Wesley J. Smith and Gregory Stock. Our CBC staffer, Evan Rosa has a great write up you can read in its entirety here. Evan writes, “The match-up for this event: Wesley Smith, bioethics watchdog and consultant to the CBC, arguing that genetically designing progeny is wrong, and Gregory Stock, […]

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Wanted: Another deaf child

Here’s a story in the UK Guardian about a deaf couple who have a deaf daughter. They now want a second child, but because of the mother’s age (she’s in her early 40’s) they think they may need to resort to IVF – most likely because of maternal age, she will need an egg donor. […]

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Wanted: Someone to Play God

Nancy Gibbs over at Time Magazine has a good piece out on IVF. She says a lot of the things I’ve been saying and writing about for years. Like: Gibbs – “It’s a good thing that most doctors are principled professionals, since there is nothing to stop them from implanting 10 embryos in a woman […]

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XX is for Girls and XY is for Boys

What would you say if I told you that biologists are working to make female cells turn into sperm and male cells turn into eggs ? Perhaps you’d tell me I’ve been reading too much National Enquirer? Maybe you’d wonder if I am dyslexic. Or you could flat-out think I was crazy. Well, it’s true. […]

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Deaf demand right to designer deaf children

Well Lord have mercy. Joining the list of children we want and children we don’t want is the on going battle for the ‘right’ to create deaf children. Of course this has already happened more than once in the U.S. but now the U.K. is duking it out over this issue. Check this out: “Jackie […]

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Gay couples in Australia head to US for designer babies

And in particular, they are coming to California! “In Australia it’s getting harder and harder to get egg donors and surrogacy is just not allowed. They have no options, so they look around and basically if you’re going to do surrogacy, the U.S. is the place to do it – especially California.” 75-80% of the […]

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