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In Vitro Clinics Are Death Camps

In a July 7 op-ed column in the Washington Post, Michael Kinsley (who is pro-abortion) said, “if embryos are human beings with full human rights, fertility clinics are death camps — with a side order of cold-blooded eugenics” (as reported on LifeSiteNews.com, July 21).

Fertility clinics are where embryonic stem cells come from (as well as from cloning). Kinsley says: “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.” He says, “And yet no one objects, or objects very loudly.” From this he infers that prolifers are inconsistent. Maybe. Maybe not. Judie Brown, President of the American Life League, says, “The pro-life movement needs to address the evils of in vitro fertilization with the same diligence with which we denounce all other forms of abortion.” The Magisterium condemns in vitro fertilization.

According to LifeSiteNews.com (Sept. 9, 2005), 6.7 million embryonic children have died, and the number is growing.

Embryonic children are destroyed or they are frozen. Of the frozen, only a minuscule number have been adopted. So, the argument goes, why not use frozen embryonic stem cells for curing Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other illnesses? This could be construed as prolife.

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