Re: Cryopreserving the unborn

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Sun Jan 16 2000 - 21:22:20 MST

At 08:09 PM 16/01/00 -0800, you wrote:

>Might not Pro-Lifers who don't think cryonics kooky be
>likely to see this as saving those fetuses?

Logically exclusive classes, I think.

This idea is silly because it fails to understand how anti-abortionists
lock their opinions together. A similar idea I like, which is just as
silly, is to urge celibate nuns to use their womb downtime hatching (very
carefully extracted) unwanted foetuses to term, using such drugs as are
necessary to prepare them for the task. This would surely not be sinful,
since they certainly wouldn't enjoy it and no penile penetrative virginity
would be harmed in the making of the baby. Nuns run orphanages, let them go
the whole hog. Or of course we could *use* hogs as temporary wombs, once
they've been gene-tweaked for immunological factors. And none of this has
the faintest resemblance to reality, you foul spawn of Satan.


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