"O Brave New World, That Hath Such People In It."
A Texas company has started producing batches of ready-made embryos that single women and infertile couples can order after reviewing detailed information about the race, education, appearance, personality and other characteristics of the egg and sperm donors.
The Abraham Center of Life LLC of San Antonio, the first commercial dealer making embryos in advance for unspecified recipients, was created to help make it easier and more affordable for clients to have babies that match their preferences, according to its founder.
"We're just trying to help people have babies," said Jennalee Ryan, who arranged for an egg donor to start medical treatments to produce a second batch of embryos this week. "For me, that's what this is all about: helping make babies." From Washington Post.
Well folks, there you have it. Margaret Sanger got her way after all! (Founder of Planned Parenthood and Nazi sympathizer and proponent of eugenics)
When the unitive and procreative aspect of the sexual act have been severed this is what it ultimate leads to. Catholicism has been criticized for its immovable stance regarding artificial contraception but now more than ever do we see the wisdom behind this. After artificial contraception became widespread via the Pill, promiscuity, abortion and the commercialization of sex became rampant as predicted by Pope Paul. With the continued separation of sexuality from procreation we have begun to see the fruits of this Malthusian Brave New World.
We have cleverly figured out how to make love without making babies and now we have even more cleverly figured out how to make babies without making love.
The Catholic Catechism on Embryos (Small Humans)
Since it must be treated from conception as a person, the embryo must be defended in its integrity, cared for, and healed, as far as possible, like any other human being.
Prenatal diagnosis is morally licit, "if it respects the life and integrity of the embryo and the human fetus and is directed toward its safe guarding or healing as an individual.... It is gravely opposed to the moral law when this is done with the thought of possibly inducing an abortion, depending upon the results: a diagnosis must not be the equivalent of a death sentence."81
2275 "One must hold as licit procedures carried out on the human embryo which respect the life and integrity of the embryo and do not involve disproportionate risks for it, but are directed toward its healing the improvement of its condition of health, or its individual survival."82 "It is immoral to produce human embryos intended for exploitation as disposable biological material."83 "Certain attempts to influence chromosomic or genetic inheritance are not therapeutic but are aimed at producing human beings selected according to sex or other predetermined qualities. Such manipulations are contrary to the personal dignity of the human being and his integrity and identity"84 which are unique and unrepeatable.
If you are as horrified by this as I was, please contact Miss Ryan (Founder of the Abraham Center of Life) to express your concerns in a charitable fashion: