Under China’s one-child policy, girl babies were routinely aborted so that the parents’ one child would be a son. As a result, there are far more men than women in China. This “woman shortage” means that many men can’t find anyone to marry. So human traffickers are kidnapping women, particularly in Viet Nam, and selling them as brides in China. This is becoming a big business, as CNN reports, after the jump.
Scientists have discovered that at the moment of conception, when the sperm meets the egg, a bright flash of light is emitted. This is being described, contrary to the pro-abortion propaganda, as happening at “the very moment that a new life begins.”
A city in England has sent a letter to parents of children just starting school asking the four-year-olds to “choose” their gender. Parents were then instructed to “Please support your child to choose the gender they most identify with.” [Read more…]
[NOT AN APRIL FOOL’S JOKE!] A Stanford professor of law and genetics is maintaining that within as few as twenty years, the connection between sex and procreation will come to an end. No longer will sex have anything to do with reproduction. According to Henry T. Greely, reproductive engineering will be such that men will donate sperm and women a patch of skin, whereupon babies will be produced to order in artificial wombs. Government health plans will no longer be able to afford caring for sick babies, so “designer babies” will become the norm.
Recreational sex will continue, he says, but why? Won’t virtual-reality pornography finish that off too?
Prof. Greely has a book about all of this coming out from Harvard University Press entitled The End of Sex and the Future of Reproduction.
Prof. Greely seems to assume that there will be no more Catholics in 20 years, or other Christians who agree with them about nature and natural law. [Read more…]
The American College of Pediatricians, a conservative medical organization, has issued a statement entitled Gender Ideology Harms Children, exposing the fallacy that children can be “born the wrong sex” and detailing the medical harm that can be done by “treatments” such as puberty-blocking and cross-sex hormones.
The report says that 98% of gender-confused boys and 88% of girls accept their biological sex after puberty. And it notes that suicide rates are 20 times greater for adults who have had sexual reassignment surgery. The report concludes, “Conditioning children into believing a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse.”
Read the statement after the jump. [Read more…]
Pope Francis told reporters that women threatened with the Zika virus, which causes birth defects, could use contraception. Abortion, though, he emphasized, is an “absolute evil,” which should never be committed.
This is extraordinary. It seems to me that if you make this exception, in which the end justifies the means, the whole fabric of the Roman Catholic ethical system and its reading of natural law, becomes unravelled.
Every time the Pope has said something radical, the Vatican comes back with an explanation that this is not what he really meant. We’ll see if that happens this time. [Read more…]