Saturday, April 28, 2007

Right to Life News

The Catholic News Agency is reporting that The Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority in Great Britain is studying whether or not to allow the creation of a human-animal embryo hybrid as requested by King’s College in London and the University of Newcastle. The apparent purpose of this 99% human, 1% animal, would be to harvest its stem cells at 14 days post conception.

The level of hubris shown by these scientists is sad but not surprising. We have not learned, as a society, to curb our tendencies to build our towers of Babel, thinking we alone can reach the heights of creation.

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"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark

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