News

WASHINGTON, June 27 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Scientists announced yesterday that they had coded a draft of the human genetic code. While extravagant possibilities were laid out for the research,  even anti-life politicians addressed possible abuses of the technology. US President Bill Clinton warned that “We must guarantee that genetic information cannot be used to stigmatize or discriminate against any individual or group.”

However, the warnings from pro-lifers are much greater. When the scientists speak of a “cure”  for genetically detectable diseases by screening, they are referring, for the most part, to killing off an already created human embryo – whether in the mother’s womb or created artificially by in vitro fertilization. Fears of the creation of a genetic underclass and designer babies are already being realized by such screening procedures taking place throughout the world in countries which permit abortion.

(Original source: National Post)

Comments

Commenting Guidelines

LifeSiteNews welcomes thoughtful, respectful comments that add useful information or insights. Demeaning, hostile or propagandistic comments, and streams not related to the storyline, will be removed.

LSN commenting is not for frequent personal blogging, on-going debates or theological or other disputes between commenters.

Multiple comments from one person under a story are discouraged (suggested maximum of three). Capitalized sentences or comments will be removed (Internet shouting).

LifeSiteNews gives priority to pro-life, pro-family commenters and reserves the right to edit or remove comments.

Comments under LifeSiteNews stories do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.