Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Dawn of the Three Parent Baby
By a vote of 382 to 128, the UK is now set to become the first country in which babies will be legally produced with DNA from 2 women and 1 man.
Public Health Minister Jane Ellison said, "This is a bold step."
Indeed it is. It is also a dangerous one---medically and morally.
A further vote is still required by the House of Lords, but they have indicated they will approve the vote.
Prime Minister David Cameron told the press last night, "We're not trying to play god here, we're just making sure that two parents who want a healthy baby can have one."
The media and the far left in both England and the US are trying to minimize the ethical implications, while highlighting how three parent pregnancies will help people, calling the bold new move a "light at the end of the tunnel" for suffering families.
While this "bold" move will apparently help in some medical situations, it opens the door to a brave new world of defiance toward nature and Nature's God in the dawn of human genetic modification.
Prime Minister Cameron may not believe they are "playing god," but that's exactly what they are doing.
One of the MPs debating the issue in the Commons yesterday said, "But one thing is for sure, once this alteration has taken place, as someone has said, once the gene is out of the bottle, once these procedures that we're asked to authorize today go ahead, there will be no going back for society."
Here are some of the risks.
And while some parents see this as the "light at the end of the tunnel," homosexuals are celebrating.
BBC explains the technique uses a modified version of IVF to combine the DNA of the two parents with the healthy mitochondria of a donor woman.
Here in the US, NBC, the Washington Post and other major news organizations are making the case that this is really not genetic modification but is much like blood or bone marrow transplants---not a big deal.
However, both the Anglican and Catholic Churches in the UK are expressing much concern. Both say the procedure is neither ethical nor safe, and it involves the destruction of human embryos.
Christians and conservatives argue that this is the consummate "slippery slope" to further genetic modification of children.
David King, who has led opposition to the this new law in England says, "Once you cross the ethical line, it is very hard not to take the next step of designer babies."
Other opposition groups, including Human Genetics Alert say, "The move would open the door to further genetic modification of children in the future---so called designer babies, genetically modified for beauty, intelligence or to be free of all disease."
The homosexual community is celebrating this "bold" move. It opens the door for two people of the same sex to become biological parents.
This move by the UK is not for some distant time. They are reporting this morning the first attempt could take place this year, which could lead to the first birth of a three parent child in 2016.
The US is conducting similar research, and are on a parallel track.
Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.