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British Government Drops Plans to Ban Human/Animal Hybrids
LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/27/07 | Hilary White

Posted on 02/27/2007 4:25:46 PM PST by wagglebee

LONDON, February 27, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The British government’s plans to ban the creation of human/animal hybrid embryos are over after a group of 45 scientists, ethicists and politicians published an open letter in January saying that a ban would hold back the advancement of British science.
 
The Times reports that the government is now dropping plans to ban the experiments and will instead offer funding for a public debate before new legislation is drafted.
 
The open letter, published in the Times in response to the government’s December 2006 announcement that it planned to draft legislation to ban hybrids, was signed by academic ethicists, members of the House of Lords Select Committee on Stem Cell Research, the head of a biotechnology company and a number of scientists awaiting permission to carry out the research.
 
The letter said the research was necessary for improving the efficiency of therapeutic cloning techniques and that the Parliamentary committee had “concluded after a long inquiry that such research was ethically acceptable” and ought to be regulated by the existing agency.
 
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has already received several requests from researchers to begin experiments with hybrids, including one from Dr. Ian Wilmut, the creator of Dolly the cloned sheep and one of the signatories of the Times letter.
 
Britain is regarded by many scientists and ethicists as having the most permissive national regulatory agency in the world. In recent years, the HFEA has allowed the creation of genetically modified “designer” babies to be used as tissue farms for sick siblings; the creation of cloned human embryos for stem cell experiments and the eugenic selection and destruction of “defective” human embryos in IVF treatments.
 
Read related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:
UK Parliamentary Report Recommends Animal-Human Hybrids, Sex Selection and More
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2005/mar/05032406.html
 
Creator of Dolly Granted License to Clone Humans For Experimentation
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2005/feb/05020806.html
 
English Scientists Ask Permission to Create Human/Cow Clones
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/nov/06110707.html
 
UK Cloning Doctor Wants to Create Human/Rabbit Hybrid Clones
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/jan/06011306.html


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bravenewworld; chimera; chimeras; embryonicstemcells; geneticengineering; genetics; moralabsolutes; prolife
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The depravity of the culture of death has just gone to a whole new level.
1 posted on 02/27/2007 4:25:51 PM PST by wagglebee
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To: cgk; Coleus; cpforlife.org; Mr. Silverback; narses; 8mmMauser

Pro-Life Ping


2 posted on 02/27/2007 4:26:27 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: BykrBayb; T'wit; bjs1779

The bioethicists seem to be developing a whole new circle of hell.


3 posted on 02/27/2007 4:27:24 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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Moral Absolutes Ping!

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4 posted on 02/27/2007 4:27:42 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

This is where science goes without the religious aspect. Those who say science and religion should be kept separate are hastening the destruction of the human race.


5 posted on 02/27/2007 4:29:56 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: wagglebee

Did Dr. Mengele sign the open letter?


6 posted on 02/27/2007 4:31:02 PM PST by BykrBayb (Be careful what you ask for, and even more careful what you demand. )
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To: wagglebee
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7 posted on 02/27/2007 4:42:50 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: BykrBayb

In his most evil fantasies, I doubt Mengele ever envisioned that within a few generations a non-totalitarian government would actually publicly allow such policies.


8 posted on 02/27/2007 4:43:21 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee


But I like Tauren!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tauren


9 posted on 02/27/2007 4:54:52 PM PST by tranzorZ
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To: wagglebee
Bart Simpson: "Would it be possible to create a half-man, half-monkey hybrid?"

Teacher: "I'm sorry, but that would be playing God."

Bart Simpson: "God, schmod, I want my monkey-man!"
10 posted on 02/27/2007 4:54:55 PM PST by struwwelpeter
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To: Chode
Yeah, but Wells was a socialist one-worlder


11 posted on 02/27/2007 4:58:20 PM PST by Oztrich Boy ( for those in Rio Linda, there's conservapedia)
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To: wagglebee

I am so glad the scientists didn't take me from my mother's womb, and use me to create a half human/half animal, and then take my parts to use for someone else. How about you?


12 posted on 02/27/2007 5:04:57 PM PST by kitkat (The first step down to hell is to deny the existence of evil.)
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To: wagglebee
HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority) has allowed the creation of genetically modified “designer” babies to be used as tissue farms for sick siblings; the creation of cloned human embryos for stem cell experiments and the eugenic selection and destruction of “defective” human embryos in IVF treatments. Those academic ethicists are such rascally cannibals don'tchaknow. Humans now commodities for harvesting to sustain older human beings ... but then, some even at FR don't believe there is a human being present until birth. Go figure; failure of the public school system I suppose.
13 posted on 02/27/2007 5:08:08 PM PST by MHGinTN (If you've had life support. Promote life support for others.)
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Image hosted by Photobucket.com did you read underpeople? is it any good???
14 posted on 02/27/2007 5:09:22 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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some even at FR don't believe there is a human being present until birth.

They also have no problems with a judge with no medical training deciding that a woman who is conscious but unable to speak really wants to experience the "euphoria" that accompanies being starved and dehydrated to death.

16 posted on 02/27/2007 5:12:19 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

What I want to say can't be said in public. (Mentally placing tight gag over my mouth..)

What is it going to take to stop the screaming nosedive into hell?


17 posted on 02/27/2007 5:16:58 PM PST by little jeremiah (Only those who thirst for truth can know truth.)
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To: little jeremiah

Maybe for practice they will cross a pit bull with a cobra and then it will turn on the researchers.


18 posted on 02/27/2007 5:18:55 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

These creatures do seem to be in the same gaggle.


19 posted on 02/27/2007 5:20:56 PM PST by MHGinTN (If you've had life support. Promote life support for others.)
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These creatures do seem to be in the same gaggle.

Not just the same gaggle, they're the same people.

20 posted on 02/27/2007 5:23:09 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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