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Genetically Engineered Babies...Coming Soon to a Womb Near You?!

God forbid that Aldous Huxley's futuristic dystopian vision is becoming our reality.  Are we truly edging perilously closer to the era of lost humanity a la Brave New World or Andrew Nichol's sci-fi flick Gattaca?

U.K's Daily Mail reported this week that the world's first genetically engineered babies have been "created."

The disclosure that 30 healthy babies were born after a series of experiments in the United States provoked another furious debate about ethics.

So far, two of the babies have been tested and have been found to contain genes from three 'parents'.

Fifteen of the children were born in the past three years as a result of one experimental programme at the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science of St Barnabas in New Jersey.

I am nauseated.  I have not the adequate words to express my dismay and disgust at the diabolical implications of this vile pursuit.  Science is run amok!  The biotech wizards are drunk on their own arrogance and delusions.  How far are they planning and willing to go?  Could the successful genetically engineered baby project be one giant domino toppling us closer to the reality of transhumanism (a reprehensible desire to annihilate our innate divinely created humanity)?

We already live in a world where U.S. lawmakers, in bed with GMO-producing big ag corporations, are refusing to protect consumer rights.  Our FDA tells us unequivocally that we do not have the right to consume the food of our choice, nor the fundamental right to physical health!  We live in a world where dictatorial regimes enforce abortion as a population control measure.  We live in the modern age of science as god, of anything goes, of "it can be done, so it should be done."  Our scientific culture applauds the manipulation, exploitation and destruction of nature and natural processes.  First it was our food supply, next it was animals, and finally...it's us?! 

The abominable act of genetically engineering humans is wrong on so many levels.  First and foremost, it violates our most essential, fundamental, natural and miraculously beautiful human process: Procreation.  Where will the experiments end?  How long before control-freak governments partner with the mad scientists and enforce a policy that strips us of this inalienable human right and leaves in its wake a brainwashed populace queuing up for designer babies?  Is it possible?

God forbid!

Having a Baby Can Heal Your Heart...

...Literally!  As many of us who have yearned for motherhood during times of infertility know, gaining a child is an emotionally and spiritually healing experience beyond description.  Becoming a mother fulfills a heart yearning ... heals that empty child-shaped space.  It is a gift, a blessing, a challenge and weighty responsibility.  And now, research shows that having a baby can physically heal a damaged heart.

Fetal cells can persist in a mother's body (in up to 75% of women) for up to 50 years after she gives birth; those cells can have a positive physiological effect, including the potential to repair damaged maternal tissue.  A study published this year in the Circulation Research journal indicated that the fetal cells left within mom can differentiate into various types of heart cells, actually repairing mom's heart damage.

Read more here:

Baby Gives Back

In Some States the Cesarean Rate Is at 39+%

Because this journal format is intended to be "fast facts to make you think," I will not use this post to explain our culture's broken birth system, nor will I write a treatise on the ills that befall women as a result.  Suffice it to say that the ever-growing C-section rate is a dismal result of the birth industry's unnatural, unhealthy, illegitimate, technocratic factory approach to pregnancy and birth.  

It might be called a crime against women, but they are willing (unwittingly perhaps) participants.  Because too many women do not themselves understand what their bodies have been designed to do, they believe the lies in which we are indoctrinated from girlhood.  They neglect to question the cascade of interventions and technological "requirements" of hospital birth, hence they end up victims of the system and the doctors that they "trusted."

It need not be this way.  And our empowerment as women who can birth begins with knowledge.

Please read the links here to understand this crucial issue affecting a society of women and children.

Cesarean rates by state (and keep in mind these ever-increasing numbers are nearly three years old...)

The Unnecesarean post: Defending Ourselves Against Defensive Medicine (an excellent index of articles explaining how we got here)

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