Re: Cryopreserving the unborn

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Sun Jan 16 2000 - 21:09:00 MST

On Sunday, January 16, 2000 9:30 AM Spike Jones 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?
> Been there Daniel. I have suggested to right to lifers that all unwanted
> fetuses be cryopreserved, then point out that very young fetuses are
> frozen and later reimplanted to create viable humans. They immediately
> point out that this plan would be an ever increasing supply of frozen
> with no one desiring to carry them to term. I let their own line of
> sink in until the inevitable cognitive dissonance results. {8^D spike

But did it sink in? And I believe, as I think Spike and many of you might,
that artificial wombs or other devices might available in the near future to
carry them [the fetuses] to term.

Also, I don't think the plan would result in many more fetuses being frozen
than are aborted. Might not Pro-Lifers who don't think cryonics kooky be
likely to see this as saving those fetuses? And not merely stockpiling


Daniel Ust

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