Experiment with 'better human beings' at your peril

Monday, April 30, 2018
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Body Snatchers movie stillEthical questions are being raised about making babies through scientific experiment.

The University of Cambridge's Gordon Institute, located in the United Kingdom, is doing research that predicts in another decade scientists will be able to create artificial sperm and artificial eggs to be implanted in a woman's womb to create a child. Supposedly it's purposed for couples who can't produce children but also, for example, for two men that would create a child with biological characteristics of both men.

pregnancy ultrasoundDr. David Prentice of the Charlotte Lozier Institute says the proposal is flawed.

"It's flawed scientifically. It's flawed societally," he complains. "And it's flawed morally in terms of all of these various ways to try and come up with, as one scientist put it, 'better human beings.' And of course we need to think about what does that mean and who decides who's better than another."

It would appear, too, to be a matter of science trying to create a better human being than God.

One scientist, Joseph Fletcher, has proposed transplanting a womb in a man so that the scientific experiment could be placed in a man to birth a child.

"We ought to, frankly, go back and look at the real issue here," says Prentice. "And that's about babies, about human life, about when human life begins, and if any human being should be some kind of an experiment."

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