Woman pregant with cloned baby!!!!!

by SYN 7 Replies latest watchtower medical

  • SYN

    Well it's happened. I'm pretty surprised no one has posted this yet!!!

    Anger Over 'First Cloned Human'

    Controversy is raging over reports that a woman is pregnant with the world's first cloned baby.

    The claim is said to have been made by fertility specialist Dr Severino Antinori, who has been developing a cloning programme at his Rome clinic.

    He made the announcement at a conference on genetic engineering in Abu Dhabi, according to a report in the Gulf News.


    But his office in Rome refused to comment on the report.

    The Gulf News quoted Dr Antinori as saying: "Our project is at a very advanced stage."

    "One woman among thousands of infertile couples in the programme is eight weeks pregnant. We have nearly 5,000 couples in this project now."

    Together with colleague Dr Panos Zavos at the Andrology Institute of America in Lexington, Kentucky, Dr Antinori had pledged to attempt to clone a a baby by the end of 2001.

    'Freak show'

    Richard Nicholson, editor of the Bulletin of Medical Ethics, said he was sceptical of the claim, but said if it was true, the baby's future was grim.

    Cloned human cells

    "I don't believe Dr Antinori has in any way considered the welfare of the offspring," said Mr Nicholson.

    "With the sort of publicity-seeking Antinori goes in for, any resulting child clone is likely to become little more than a freak show."

    He added: "Given the accelerated ageing seen in cloned animals, this child is not going to have a particularly happy or normal childhood."


    Professor Jack Scarisbrick, chairman of the anti-abortion charity Life, said: "If this report is true, it is outrageous."

    "First of all, to be manipulating human life in this way is intolerable and all civilised countries have banned it or are banning it.

    "Secondly, we know the risks of producing hideously deformed creatures and loss of life associated with cloning. It's quite irresponsible."

    Cloning a baby in the UK is illegal and punishable by imprisonment.

    Here's the whole article for those interested, from Sky News:

    Now what I'd really like to find out it, what do the intelligent people on this board have to say about this? Is it good? Is it bad? Will it affect our ability to enjoy ice-cream?

    I'm sure glad we don't vote anymore like we did before we got the truth. Now we get to complain about everything ALL the politicians do!
    [SYN], UADA - Unseen Apostate Directorate, Africa

  • apostate man
    apostate man

    The problem I see with it is this,

    Lets say you are a freak, like Michael Jackson. You want yourself to live forever and have 20 of yourselfs cloned!

    Now were playing God. It was bad enough when the test tube baby came around, now we can know beforehand exactly what a person will look like before they are even born.

    It doesn't surprise me at all. This is a sick twisted world we live in.

    Break the chains that bind you,
    unless, of course, you're into that sort of thing.
  • flower

    I think its sick..

    unless of course they're cloning Dave (seven006) then I'm cool with it. lol


  • gravedancer

    Good deal...

    Science will lead human thinking soon....not mystic books and mens inteperetations thereof.

  • Simon

    Imagine ... Britneys everywhere ... we can only dream

    er ... I mean, no, bad

  • SYN

    Playing God? HAHA! Human medical science is in general so primitive that it's roughly equivalent to hacking away at a TV with a sledgehammer and expecting it to work better afterwards...


    Please. We don't even have a clue. We're still very, very far away from that sort of thing. Just being able to duplicate someone just means that instead of being reproduced by standard copulatory/in vitro techniques, a foetus is being produced by duplicating someone's DNA. Remember, 'God' provided the DNA, so I don't see how that could possibly be a bad thing.

    I'm sure glad we don't vote anymore like we did before we got the truth. Now we get to complain about everything ALL the politicians do!
    [SYN], UADA - Unseen Apostate Directorate, Africa

  • crownboy

    I'm against human cloning as well. When you die, it's time for you to go, the world has had enough of you. If your child who you really loved died and you want to replace him, replace him with a new, unique child. I mean, I'd feel kind of weird knowing that my parents simply wanted me as some kind of replacement and not really as a unique entity.

    However, cloning for harvesting body parts is a totally different thing. If I could get a clone so that I can harvest stem cells with which I could then manage to grow vital organs with (I think that's how it goes, right?), then I think that can be of great benefit to mankind and a revolutonary step. For the right to lifers who think even this is wrong, have God make a personal statement through AP, Ok?

    Go therefore and baptize the people in the name of the father and of the son... what the hell, we just need to bring up the yearbook numbers!

  • gravedancer

    cloning fits quite naturally with survival of the fittest...

    people just have to see that everything is "nature"...

    its not a case of wildlife...and organically grown stuff....everything is nature

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