Re: Ahumans [was Re: Cryonics and abortion- not happening!]

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Thu Jan 20 2000 - 22:38:46 MST

> The way this is phrased got [Robert Bradbury] to thinking --
> Why do we have such a "magical mystery cult" about a collection of cells?
> [I'm probably going to get eaten alive for that statement -- bygones...]

Robert I know you will endure a lotta crap for this, but I grok your
message. Abortion is one of those hot button subjects, second only
to those devices which hurl small lead objects at high speeds. But it
not not be. Seems we should be able to dissociate the emotion from
abortion, if we wish. Looks to me like we have now or will soon
have the technology to selectively block the action of any hormone,
and we should be able to figure out which of these causes us to have
such strong emotional response to abortion. Then block it. Then
make the decision for parenthood based only on intellectual criteria,
leaving emotion, religion, hormonal drives, etc. completely out of
the question.

Then perhaps we would have a world in which *all* children that
are born are children that are *wanted*. spike

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