Re: Cryopreserving the unborn

From: Doug Jones (
Date: Sun Jan 16 2000 - 08:45:58 MST

Technotranscendence wrote:
> I don't know if anyone has thought of this before, but how about getting
> Right to Life individuals to support abortion by cryopreserving aborted
> fetuses? Surely, cryopreserving them would be cheaper. If we can get them
> to fund this sort of thing, it would be a way to both spread cryonics and
> defuse a very deep conflict in Western societies.
> Perhaps we could analyze this problem from two angles. One would be
> technical feasability. The other is whether Right to Life groups would be
> willing to support -- financially, politically, or morally -- this option.
> What do you think?

This is probably a bad idea- this would paint cryonics as an enabling
technology for "babykillers". Cryonics is already afflicted with violently
opposed flakes, this would expand that group dramatically. You should see
the sort of security 21st Century Medicine has to have for their research

Doug Jones
Rocket Plumber, XCOR Aerospace

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