HUMAN EMBRYO BIOSLAVERY: THE EUGENICISTS' DREAM COME TRUE
by Suzanne Rini
Recent reports from Britain indicating researchers' desire to use the eggs
from aborted babies for egg donation and in vitro fertilization (IVF) brought
wide media coverage in the U.S. While that British proposal may or may not be
turned down by the British Licensing Authority, the same experiment in which
an aborted or IVF embryo would be the "mother" of a-child is now on the table
of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Also being launched is widespread
embryo experimentation of many kinds.
On February 2 and 3, 1994, a new era of bioslavery leaped into reality via a
surprise attack on life when a meeting of the Ethics Advisory Committee to
the NIH Director was held at the Marriott Hotel in Bethesda, MD.
The Committee itself has no representatives from the pro-life community. In
fact, the Committee's Overall Chair, Steven Muller, Ph.D., President
Emeritus of the eugenically minded Johns Hopkins University, when faced with
complaints about the stacked quality of the Committee, simply replied that
there would be no good purpose served in having any opposing voices on it.
Further, Muller said that the Committee's work should fall to those engaged
in or at least supportive of human embryo research!
Demonstrating the insider quality of the Committee is that one of its members
is Dr. Kenneth Ryan. In the early 1970's, Ryan did what is referred to as the
U.S. "soft study" on abortion. It repudiated all other international studies
that found both physical and psychological consequences after even one
abortion, or that showed abortion causing a higher risk of bearing a
handicapped baby in future, wanted pregnancies.
In 1974 Ryan chaired the federal commission that approved the use of live and
freshly dead aborted babies for research purposes. Now Ryan is slated to
become the chairman of the ethics committee of the American Fertility Society.
The AFS is in the forefront of embryo and IVF research. Dr. Robert Stillman,
a member of the team at George Washington University Medical Center that
carried out the first human cloning experiment in October, 1993, is a member
of the AFS and the editor of its journal, Fertility and Sterility. The AFS is
responsible for propagandizing the term and concept of the "pre-embryo." This
term means that there is no human individual present until 12 days of
development, when the primitive streak appears. It is the "pre-embryo" hoax
that is the foundation of "ethical" permissions for embryo and IVF research.
Most disturbing is that grant proposals have already been received by the
National Institutes of Health for a wide variety of macabre embryo research
projects. The Committee's responsibility to the NIH Director is to recommend
which protocols and experiments should be federally funded. But its obvious
purpose is to steamroll these proposals into reality. Since last October's
cloning experiment was privately funded, it is legitimate to state that those
embryo experiments turned down for federal funding will be easily supported
by private monies.
From the material circulated by the Committee it is obvious that there
already exists a research cadre enthused and ready to use the extra embryos
obtained through IVF for a multiplicity of experiments. Listed in the
"Descriptive Summary of Pending Grant Applications in Human Embryo Research"
"The use of 'failed to fertilize' (FTF) eggs discarded from clinical IVF
programs. These eggs, as well as "surplus eggs," would be used "to study the
events of oocyte [egg] maturation in vitro or assessments of mature egg
status or quality-based on studies of egg metabolism, growth factor
response...gene defect detection..." as well as several other uses.
"The use of fetal ovaries from abortus sources as a source of eggs for
IVF applications." These eggs would be used in investigations aimed at the
"development of cryopreservation methods to hold such source material
available as a donor egg source."
"The use of aberrant embryos...or surplus embryos discarded by clinical IVF
programs or embryos created by IVF during the course of the research for the
sole purpose of the research investigations proposed."
Amazingly, the fact sheet reveals that one of the uses of some eggs gotten
from women would be for experimentation with parthenogenesis. This is an
asexual method for obtaining a pregnancy. The same fact sheet states that
"applications...have been received...which propose to create monoparental
[one parent] parthogenetic embryos from eggs unfertilized by sperm in which
development has been activated by experimental means."
The fact sheet does not reflect the next step after parthenogenesis, which
is often called a "virgin birth." That would be experimentation aimed at
raising such embryos outside the womb via an artificial placenta technology.
In 1968, a researcher from George Washington University obtained several live
babies on the abortion schedule who were "delivered" by a liveborn technique,
attached to an artificial placenta and then taken off it and left to die once
the same researcher obtained his data. In many older as well as contemporary
books and articles from the eugenics wing of society, the ultimate mate
eugenic goal in reproductive "science" is "ectogenesis" -that is,
fertilization and gestation outside the womb, either to advanced benchmarks
of development or to "birth."
The current proceedings of the Ethics Advisory Committee to the NIH Director
were made possible through President Clinton's lifting of the six-year
moratorium on federal funds underwriting the use of aborted babies for
transplantation. When that occurred in January, 1993, the NIH went through
with its Revitalization Act. One of the Act's accomplishments was the removal
of a provision that all proposed IVF-related research must go through an
Ethics Advisory Board. However, that Board was abandoned in the early 197O's
and never reconstituted. Thus, no grant proposals aimed at IVF, let alone
pure embryo research, could be submitted to the NIH. Obviously, the purpose
of the current ad hoc and stacked Committee is to speed the already submitted
proposals into laboratorial reality.
What has happened is that there has been no debate at the Congressional level
as to whether the production of embryos and experimentation upon them should
be legal in the U.S. Several European countries have put a constitutional ban
on many forms of embryo experimentation, notably cloning and hybridization.
Such experimentation in these countries is also codified as felonious.
Unless the next scheduled meetings are prevented by Congressional action, a
truly gross eugenic epoch will dawn in this country. The NIH has obviously
spun out of accountability to the commonwealth and the republic. In fact,
what has now occurred in the United States is that human bioslavery and live
human sacrifice are here. Even this bioslavery's great commercial profits
promise to be less enormous than its gargantuan attack on human life and so,
The NIH Embryo Research Panel/Ethics Advisory Committee has completed holding
public hearings, and will not make a recommendation until September 1994.
This means you still have time to act.
Please take a moment and write to the Director of the National Institutes of
Health, asking that the NIH Embryo Research Panel simply disband at once.
Point out that any consideration of fetal tissue research or experimentation
is simply not acceptable.
Dr. Harold Varmus, Director
National Institutes of Health
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