Christ is Risen! Happy Easter to all.
L.I.F.E.’s Tom Davis recently published a short essay in Deacon Digest magazine entitled Technological Reproduction and Human Dignity. Limited space for publication necessitated abbreviated treatment of the topic, but L.I.F.E.’s Bioethics Library has a rich collection of essays on point, including an expanded version of the online Deacon Digest article. Other related insights from the John Paul II Lecture Series in Bioethics include the late William May’s Begotten Not Made, Donald Demarco on Technologized Parenthood, and Raymond Dennehy’sThe Biological Revolution and the Myth of Prometheus.
Just last week The New York Times ran a Sunday editorial on three parent embryos as a path to cure certain diseases. L.I.F.E. is a step ahead. Must reading is Kevin Semataska’s Truth and Cloning: Political Ideology, Scientific Integrity, and the Advent of Three Parent Children from the 2018 JP II Journal of Bioethics exposing deceptive “clone and kill bills” masquerading as ethical restraint and the developing clash between those supporting “reproductive” cloning and those determined to call it anything but. The Times assures us that three parent embryos are not a path to designer babies – we’ve heard that pitch before. The ugly truth remains: the western industrialized nations are in the midst of a eugenic cleansing that began almost a century ago. Read more about it here in Crisis Magazine’s Treating Embryocide with White Gloves (also a .pdf in our L.I.F.E. bioethics library here).