Designer Humans from Artificial Eggs?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2016
Contact: Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sba-list.org, 202-223-8073

Lozier Institute Warns Against Mass Creation & Destruction of Human Life in Light of Japanese Scientists’ Breakthrough with Artificial Mice Eggs

Washington, D.C. – This afternoon The Telegraph reported that, for the first time, artificial eggs have been grown in a petri dish and used to create living animals. Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), which opposes the destruction and manipulation of human embryos that would be required to replicate this experiment with human beings, offered the following comment:

 “Are human beings simply commodities to be manufactured, or is there still some inherent worth in each human being?  Our society is moving quickly toward the idea of manufactured human beings,” said David Prentice, Vice President and Research Director of the Charlotte Lozier Institute and an international expert on stem cells.

“While artificial human eggs are not yet available, British scientists are nonetheless excited at the prospect of having large numbers of human eggs for experiments and attempting to divert attention by treating this disturbing development as a way of treating infertility. But the true motivator for proponents of this technique is the potential to create huge quantities of artificial human eggs for human experimentation,” Prentice warned. “Such artificial human eggs would be perfectly suited for unlimited experiments in human cloning, human genetic engineering, human-animal hybrids, and other unethical experiments creating and destroying human embryos.”

Dr. Prentice is available for interviews on this subject. To schedule, please contact mquigley@sba-list.org.

Charlotte Lozier Institute was launched in 2011 as the education and research arm of Susan B. Anthony List. CLI is a hub for research and public policy analysis on some of the most pressing issues facing the United States and nations around the world. The Institute is named for a feminist physician known for her commitment to the sanctity of human life and equal career and educational opportunities for women.

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