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Bioethicists upset that “non-academics” dislike eugenic infanticide

[Bioethicists] Giubilini and Minerva [the same authors of a paper last year supporting infanticide for Down syndrome] are expressing surprise that the Down syndrome community opposes their agenda of eugenics and infanticide…. They would like to dismiss anyone who disagrees with their conclusions as being irrational because we don’t appreciate the opportunities of what they […]

Animal lover equates elk shooting with Newtown massacre

I don’t see a whole lot of difference between the shooting of this defenseless elk and the shooting of school children in Connecticut. ~ Unnamed female attendee at a vigil for an elk (nicknamed “Big Boy,” “George,” and “Elmo” by neighborhood residents) shot by a Boulder, Colorado off-duty police officer, as quoted by CBS News, […]

Babies created with DNA from three parents – a 2012 “Best Sex Moment”?

The Center for Healthy Sex has released its “25 Best and Worst Sex Moments of 2012″ [WARNING: vulgar] on Huffington Post.

I didn’t know what to expect when perusing the list, but I know I did not expect “BEST #8: Embryos Created From Two Women, One Man.”

How in the world could this qualify as a “Best Sex Moment”?

Human cloning: unethical or an act of mercy?

During public lectures the Cambridge University scientist said he regularly asks his audience if they would be in favour of allowing parents of deceased children, who are no longer fertile, to create another using the mother’s eggs and skin cells from the first child, assuming the technique was safe and effective. “The average vote on […]

PETA equates eating Thanksgiving turkeys with eating human babies

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is well known to use sensationalism to get noticed. So I hesitate to even draw attention to PETA’s Thanksgiving ploy, because I suppose I’m falling right into their hands. But equating human babies with turkeys bears mention as a glimpse into the warped mind of PETA founder Ingrid […]

Britain’s got secrets: 150+ human chimeras produced over 3 years

I argued in Parliament against the creation of human-animal hybrids as a matter of principle. None of the scientists who appeared before us could give us any justification in terms of treatment. Ethically it can never be justifiable – it discredits us as a country. It is dabbling in the grotesque. At every stage the […]

Genetically modified cow’s milk for babies?

“It’s good,” said worker Jiang Yao. “It’s better for you because it’s genetically modified.” ….The director of the research project, Prof. Li Ning, said Western concerns about the ethics of genetic modification are misplaced. “There are 1.5 billion people in the world who don’t get enough to eat,” he said. “It’s our duty to develop […]

Good for them: Bristol and Levi engaged

I had wondered why Levi publicly apologized for speaking poorly (and inaccurately) of the Palins. Now I get it. He has obviously matured and is trying to take responsibility. Good for them. Generally speaking, intact families are always best for children. I’m glad these 2 are overcoming pretty big obstacles. I do think it they […]

The kids are not all right: Children of sperm donors messed up

While at the show to watch The Kids Are All Right, about a lesbian couple whose children conceived via sperm donation become inquisitive to find their father. FYI, the trailer should be rated PG-13… About the movie and topic

Review of movie “Splice”

The movie

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On the one hand, the armchair thinking goes, having a grandchild may make the Iowa State Fair a less appealing place to spend the summer of 2015. Why beg donors for money at dozens of events a month when there’s a happy baby to spend time with in New York?

On the other hand, a grandchild could also heighten the pull of history for [Hillary] Clinton – the sense that she owes it to the daughters of future generations to walk the rest of the path toward becoming the most powerful woman in history….

Besides, in the vernacular of cable television, becoming a grandmother can only “humanize” Clinton, who has long been critiqued for her aloof demeanor and rigid personal discipline.

The Republican strategist Michael Goldfarb suggested the timing of the pregnancy was fortuitous for that reason, tweeting: “Just in time for HRC to have a baby on stage with her when she announces she’s running, right?”

The timing would seem to work out that way.

On Chelsea Clinton’s Facebook page, throngs of admirers noted the same hypothetical timeline. “I am sure your Mom will love having a grandchild running around the White House with her!” one wrote. Another imagined: “The first grandchild to be raised in the White house! Hillary giving the baby a bottle while giving a press conference. How wonderful!”

Still another posted a photo of an infant in a “Ready for Hillary” shirt.

~ Alexander Burns, noting some thoughts and reactions to Chelsea Clinton’s pregnancy announcement, Politico, April 17

[HT: Jill; photo via news.instyle.com]

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