Blog Chatter: Lost Frozen Embryo
Gosh! I am impressed how the lost frozen embryo case in Illinois has stirred up such a host of opinions on the blogs. So many different takes. You can read them all if you have time on
Here is an analogy that I find very very interesting. It is written in Emily's Journal:
"A frozen embryo destroyed in a Chicago fertility clinic was a human being whose parents are entitled to file a wrongful-death lawsuit, a Cook County judge ruled Friday.'.........I stole this quote from a friend's journal, who got it from the Chicago Sun Times.
The parallels between abortion issue and the slave issue of so long ago are just too close. Lets see. First, the argument is/was, 'Are they people?'....some have admitted 'Yes, but does that matter?'. Indeed, two arguments very strong in the slavery times. Now, here is where the parallels are even more close. In Congress so long ago, the Southern states said, 'our slaves should count in the population counts.' The Northern states said, 'But you do not treat them like people when you don't want to'. So, we see a little hypocracy....only people when it is convenient for them to be so. FINALLY, the three fifths compromise was reached. 'A slave would be counted as three fifths a person'.....often treated like less than human.
SO IT IS ONLY A HUMAN IN A CASE WHERE IT IS WANTED? "
Well.. what can anyone say to that? If a blastocyst is WANTED by society to be a living person than it IS a living person. If there is no science to support that it is a living person or not then it is NOT a living person. Gosh! How simple. Thanks Emily for the concept. ..Maurice.