Friday, July 21, 2006

Someone finally connects the dots

Yes, in fact there are pro-life organizations who have been loudly protesting for years.

“In short, if embryos are human beings with full human rights, fertility clinics are death camps—with a side order of cold-blooded eugenics,” writes Michael Kinsley in an article entitled Where’s the Logic? “No one who truly believes in the humanity of embryos could possibly think otherwise.”

Kinsley explains that in vitro clinics, in their efforts to produce a successful pregnancy, always create numerous embryos, ultimately selecting the best and destroying the rest. Thus not only is murder involved, as thousands of embryonic human beings are destroyed in fertility clinics, but also eugenics, as only the healthiest embryos are selected for implantation.

“In any particular case, fertility clinics try to produce more embryos than they intend to implant. Then…they pick and choose among the candidates, looking for qualities that make for a better human being…If the fertility clinic rejects you, you get flushed away—or maybe frozen until the day you can be discarded without controversy.”

The only logical conclusion, he says, “is that if embryos are human beings, the routine practices of fertility clinics are far worse—both in numbers and in criminal intent—than stem-cell research.”

Kinsley, however, following his display of logical clarity in linking the moral equivalance of the practices of IVF and embryonic stem cell research, continues on to state about the practices of fertility clinics that, “And yet no one objects, or objects very loudly.” From this alleged silence he infers that pro-life advocates are inconsistent, and thereby calls into question the sincerity of the pro-life belief that the embryo is a human being with all the same human rights as any other human being. If even pro-life advocates—he indicates—don’t believe in the humanity of the embryo in all circumstances, but only selectively, then the embryo must not be human.

Hmm. Me thinks that you have to talk to a few more pro-lifers.

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