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FRONT PAGE  |  9/18/2014
THURSDAY, AUG 23, 2012  |  11 comments
Genetically Engineered Babies Are Moral Duty, “Ethics” Guru Claims


Professor Julian Savulescu

Prominent so-called “ethicist” and Oxford University Professor Julian Savulescu claims that humanity has a “moral obligation” to genetically engineer children — essentially creating “designer babies” — to make them into better people, sparking an outcry among critics who claim such morally repugnant practices would be akin to playing God. Embryos that do not qualify for life in his view, such as those whose genetic make-up is perceived to indicate potential future “personality flaws,” would presumably be destroyed.

Savulescu wrapped his argument in pseudo-compassionate language, claiming he simply wanted the best for children, parents, society, and the human race. Plus, he argued, some people already screen their future children for diseases before deciding whether or not to abort them, so using DNA and bio-technology to enhance people’s personality traits is not actually a very big leap. ...


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mjg fayetteville | NC  Contact via emailFind all comments by mjg fayetteville
As of writing thos there os three uear old sitting to the side of me and to think that people are pushing for the ability to murder to him thru after birth abortion literally made me want to vomit
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News Item8/23/12 8:47 PM
jpw  Find all comments by jpw
hard facts, au contraire, I was not speaking of such theories, but rather explaining that the evangelical church is very much at peace with mainstream science. You may be reading into things a little too much, good day.
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News Item8/23/12 5:26 PM
hard facts  Find all comments by hard facts
jpw wrote:
folks -- this is not just liberalism. nice try. evolution is the basis for modern medicine and the justification for modern science. ask any atheist doctor and they'll be proud to tell you this was the basis of their medical school.
many injections that we all take are developed from aborted fetal cell lines. fetal tissue is an industry with regulations
You know I am quite convinced that with some intelligent and honest research you could probably come up with a more genuine and realistic analysis.
All this conspiracy theorising must be bad for your health, jpw.
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News Item8/23/12 4:36 PM
jpw  Find all comments by jpw
John UK

that's exactly it. well done.

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News Item8/23/12 4:23 PM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
jpw wrote:
ya, next time at the next church potluck, go to the podium and announce that tonight we will eat fresh, natural foods prepared lovingly in the home, and avoid the sugars and chemical additives because we've known for generations that sugar feeds diabetes and infections.
And all the people said: " "

Try it folks, it works every time.

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News Item8/23/12 4:12 PM
jpw  Find all comments by jpw
folks -- this is not just liberalism. nice try. evolution is the basis for modern medicine and the justification for modern science. ask any atheist doctor and they'll be proud to tell you this was the basis of their medical school.

many injections that we all take are developed from aborted fetal cell lines. fetal tissue is an industry with regulations.

we are so deeply immersed in it that we are insulted by someone who comes along and says they cured their diabetes through God's seed.....

"Come on now, the doctor told me its genetic, its all about genetics, its my fate, I'm genetically defective and there's nothing I can do about it."

ya, let's celebrate our eugenics and do nothing, because it is fate!

remember its all time and chance??

ya, next time at the next church potluck, go to the podium and announce that tonight we will eat fresh, natural foods prepared lovingly in the home, and avoid the sugars and chemical additives because we've known for generations that sugar feeds diabetes and infections.

"How dare you! This is a medical condition! If I want to feed the same things to my grandkids, its my right!"

well, ok, you get out what you put in.

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News Item8/23/12 2:42 PM
Furnal  Find all comments by Furnal
Quote; 1.
"Embryos that do not qualify for life in his view, such as those whose genetic make-up is perceived to indicate potential future “personality flaws,” would presumably be destroyed."

Ah! Obviously Hitlerism is still alive and well in Oxford University.

I'll lay odds that this guy votes Liberalism...

Quote; 2.
"Of course, that argument is hardly new. National Socialist (Nazi) Germany under Adolf Hitler as well as Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger relied on a similar philosophy — known as eugenics, though the term is rarely used now due to its negative connotations — to advance their vision of “cleansing” the human gene pool. Both argued that “race” and intelligence should be used as criteria"

Prov 16:27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
30 He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
21:10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.

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News Item8/23/12 11:17 AM
Ruth | Canada  Find all comments by Ruth
Yes we have test too check our children too see if they have Downs but not all people would abort a child if they found out.....Some look into the Furture of that baby and lurn as much as they can too help that child out!!! I think in the long run if you play God it will blow up in your face!!!
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News Item8/23/12 7:57 AM
KJV English speaking-Onlyist  Find all comments by KJV English speaking-Onlyist
"Plus, he argued, some people already screen their future children for diseases before deciding whether or not to abort them,"
Why didn't anyone tell me we were raising cats and dogs for?
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News Item8/23/12 7:02 AM
designer families  Find all comments by designer families
Which Bible passages speak to this issue?
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News Item8/23/12 12:46 AM
PS | USA  Find all comments by PS
Isn't. Mr Savulescu so smart, kind and full of compassion. Why he should be God! Why didn't the Almighty think of designer children..............Now all Savulescu has to do is find a way to make these designer kids without a sin nature!
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