An Israeli biomedical startup is successfully growing embryonic mice using cloning and embryonic stem cells in order to harvest their organs. The research was funded by the venture capital firm NFX.
Read all the disturbing details in this article from the MIT Technology review. Be warned that there is a sleight of hand being used by some of these unethical “researchers” who justify the destruction of embryos based on the fact that in their opinion a 40 day old embryo is not a human.
Although the mouse embryos, and the eventual human embryos they plan on developing, have hearts, brains, and a nervous system, the researchers do not recognize them as human persons.
This, of course is the exact same sleight of hand used to justify abortion. Since the baby in the womb is not yet a person, say the abortionists, then killing them for whatever reason (health, how the baby was conceived, or just inconvenience) is justified in their minds.
“We view the embryo as the best 3D bio printer. It’s the best entity to make organs and proper tissue … The vision of the company is ‘Can we use these organized embryo entities that have early organs to get cells that can be used for transplantation?’ We view it as perhaps a universal starting point … We are not trying to make human beings. That is not what we are trying to do. To call a day-40 embryo a mini-me is just not true.”Jacob Hanna, biologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot
Objectifying the Human Person
In 1995, Pope St. John Paul II warned us that new technological advancement along with a loss of our moral compass was opening the door for great evil.
Unfortunately, this disturbing state of affairs, far from decreasing, is expanding: with the new prospects opened up by scientific and technological progress there arise new forms of attacks on the dignity of the human being. At the same time a new cultural climate is developing and taking hold, which gives crimes against life a new and-if possible-even more sinister character, giving rise to further grave concern: broad sectors of public opinion justify certain crimes against life in the name of the rights of individual freedom, and on this basis they claim not only exemption from punishment but even authorization by the State, so that these things can be done with total freedom and indeed with the free assistance of health-care systems. Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, 1995
A Return to Biblical Personhood
Please read more about biblical personhood and new technologies by visiting the Personhood Alliance’s detailed educational materials HERE.