Serious question: Are we living in the Matrix? Okay, here’s an actual serious question: Why does the abortion lobby insist on creating crazy solutions to problems they’ve created instead of just cleaning up their mess? This is the biggest question to consider when reflecting on a recent report about upcoming artificial womb technology — and if that sounds like a creepy sci-fi movie, you’re not alone.
According to the Daily Mail, Yemeni producer and biotechnologist Hashem Al-Ghaili has created new technology which would allow women who have had their uterus removed to still reproduce with that same uterus. This would happen by way of the world’s first artificial womb facility called “EctoLife” which could grow up to 30,000 lab-created babies a year.
Watch the YouTube video on EctoLife below:
According to the promotional video, preborn children would be “grown” in artificial womb machines called “growth pods.” These pods would monitor the child’s development and vital signs, including their heartbeat — funny since a fetal heartbeat is considered just a “manufactured sound” when it comes from within a woman’s actual womb. At the end of the nine months, the child’s parents can deliver the baby from the pod “with just the push of a button.”
In a darker turn, this video also advertises the chance to make a customizable baby, as though children were an item to be bought and modified like a home or car. The video states,
“If you want your baby to stand out and have a brighter future, our Elite Package offers you the opportunity to genetically engineer the embryo before it enters the artificial womb…you can edit any trait of your baby through a wide range of over 300 genes. By genetically engineering an elite set of genes, the Elite Package allows you to customize your baby’s eye color, hair color, skin tone, physical strength, height, and level of intelligence.”
This dangerous opportunity seems to make the claim that a person would be more valuable if they had this or that trait — and history buffs may remember that it was indeed this corrupt line of thinking which predicated World War II.
EctoLife sums up their mission by recounting the various countries experiencing underpopulation which could “benefit” from their services and by saying, “Our goal is to provide you with intelligent offspring that truly reflects your smart choices.”
Yet wouldn’t the smartest choice just be to stop killing our babies through abortion?
America’s abortion lobby jumps at the chance to fix our declining birth rates through dystopian means such as this technology or through allowing illegal immigrants permanent citizenships, as Sen. Chuck Schumer suggested — but neither of these options fix the root problem. Instead, an authentic solution would be to embrace the preborn children who are in our actual wombs as blessings, not burdens to be aborted.
This means that our society needs to stop choosing the easy way out by telling pregnant women in crisis that they should “just abort it.” On the contrary, we need to choose the harder option that is walking alongside such a woman and her family to ensure that they are supported in every possible way. Students for Life of America’s (SFLA) Standing With You initiative exists for this very purpose.
Right now, as our economy is unfortunately much like the birth rate (it’s in decline), we need to be especially vigilant about our life-affirming care as three out of four women who have direct abortions do so when they fear financial hardship, according to the Guttmacher Institute.
Regardless of any newfangled technology or immigration plan, a moral society should choose the real solution to a declining birthrate: cherishing the children we have been given while also loving pregnant and parenting women. There is no substitute for proper support.
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