Two stories have come to my attention this week that are just sickening.
If you thought you’d already heard of all of the ways an unborn child—created in the image and likeness of God—could be disrespected, you were wrong.
Abortion: Take Two
The first story is a tale of one couple’s quest for “the perfect child” (though I’m sure they’d call it something else). When natural methods failed, they turned to in-vitro fertilization to create their children in a petri dish. Then, as per standard IVF procedure, the most viable candidates were implanted, the obviously “imperfect” embryos were discarded, and some more (likely) were frozen.
The woman became pregnant with two babies: a boy and a girl. Unfortunately for the baby boy, he had Down Syndrome. So, at 15 weeks gestation, the woman scheduled an abortion of the “imperfect” child.
Unfortunately for the baby girl, the abortionist killed her instead.
So the mother killed the baby boy in a second abortion, and sued the doctor for malpractice.
It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if she has since gone back to have some of the remaining (frozen) embryos implanted in her quest to give birth to a perfect child.
Three Parent Babies
Still more parents are hoping for “perfect” babies, despite genetic diseases they carry, leading scientists in Britain to experiment with a procedure they are calling “three parent IVF.”
Scientists remove the “good” part of the woman’s cells, and stick it into a previously created fertilized egg (from IVF) which they have removed a part of.
The sickening part of this, though, is that one of the scientists on the project flippantly remarks, “What we’ve done is like changing the battery on a laptop.” To my utter disbelief, he shows no recognition of the moral implications of the creation of a child with three parents!
Welcome to our Brave New World.