Human pregnancy only ever results in new humans. Not lambs, bunnies or unicorns.
The second that the cells combine, you have a new human … who is entitled to civil rights, and “parents” with new legal responsibilities.
BOOM!: Trump Administration Defines life as “beginning at conception” – The Palmieri Report
According to a recent document on The US Health and Human Services website, Donald Trump’s administration will define life as “beginning at conception”
Here’s the passage:
HHS accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving and protecting Americans at every stage of life, beginning at conception. Eleven operating divisions, including eight agencies in the U.S. Public Health Service and three human services agencies, administer HHS’s programs. While HHS is a domestic agency working to protect and promote the health and well-being of the American people, the interconnectedness of our world requires that HHS engage globally to fulfill its mission. In addition, staff divisions provide leadership, direction, and policy guidance to the Department.
This is a change from where the Obama Administration defined life:
HHS is responsible for almost a quarter of all federal outlays and administers more grant dollars than all other federal agencies combined. The Department manages programs that cover a vast spectrum of activities that impact health, public health, and human services outcomes throughout the life span.
Remember this post from April 2017: Ectogenesis: The”artificial womb” is no longer just science fiction
Simulating mom’s womb in research to help earliest preemies
In early-stage animal testing, extremely premature lambs appeared to grow normally inside the system for three to four weeks, the team reported on Tuesday.
“We start with a tiny fetus that is pretty inert and spends most of its time sleeping. Over four weeks we see that fetus open its eyes, grow wool, breathe, swim,” said Dr. Emily Partridge, a CHOP research fellow and first author of the study published in Nature Communications.
“It’s hard to describe actually how uniquely awe-inspiring it is to see,” she added in an interview.
Human testing still is three to five years away, although the team already is in discussions with the Food and Drug Administration.
There is no longer any excuse (let alone any logical reason) to violate the human rights of a newly conceived person. This technology offers a sane alternative to ever aborting viable human fetuses.