In case you missed it, researchers for a University of Northwestern study made a big announcement recently. It has “sparked” a lot of excitement online and on social media, especially among pro-lifers.
The Northwestern study shows “zinc fireworks” occur at the moment of conception for new human life.
When a human sperm enters a human egg, a “spark” occurs, marking the beginning of a new human life.
The Northwestern study researchers explain how the “spark” occurs:
“A stunning explosion of zinc fireworks occurs when a human egg is activated by a sperm enzyme…
“Scientists activated the egg by injecting a sperm enzyme into the egg that triggers calcium to increase within the egg and zinc to be released from the egg.”
WHY PRO-LIFERS ARE EXCITED
Pro-lifers are excited because this shows the awe-inspiring design of procreation, as crafted by God.
There is a seminal moment in the beginning of new human life and now mankind can mark it in time. This also brings the sanctity of life back into the forefront of the minds of the public.
3 REASONS TO TEMPER OUR EXCITEMENT
Several reasons exist as to why we all ought to tone down the excitement over this study.
1. This Study Seemingly Further Justifies IVF in the Eyes of the Public
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a reproductive science in which new life is created in laboratories. Often the newly-created human beings are implanted into the wombs of infertile mothers and surrogate mothers.
The title of the article from the university announcing the Northwestern study is “Radiant Zinc Fireworks Reveal Quality of Human Egg: Discovery could help fertility doctors decide best eggs to implant for IVF.”
The article quotes one of the Northwestern study’s senior authors: “This means if you can look at the zinc spark at the time of fertilization, you will know immediately which eggs are the good ones to transfer in in vitro fertilization (IVF)… It’s a way of sorting egg quality in a way we’ve never been able to assess before.”
Thus, the intention from the get-go of making use of this development is to travel further down the rabbit hole of the immoral science of IVF.
2. Likely Immoral Acquisition of These Eggs
It is hard to imagine a moral means by which the eggs were acquired for the experimentation of the Northwestern study.
“All human egg activation studies were done exclusively with samples from FCI,” the Northwestern study report states, where FCI stands for the Fertility Centers of Illinois.
Although it is not entirely clear, from what I know of the IVF industry, this spells trouble too. You see, women, serving as egg donors, are pumped full of drugs to cause their ovaries to produce eggs at a higher-than-normal rate. This can spell physical disaster for these “donors”—who, paradoxically, are also paid for their troubles.
As well, the IVF industry functions as a human trafficking enterprise where children are commodified, being bought and sold. Wombs are rented and children’s rights are squashed. This does not constitute good morals, to say the least.
As an aside, when I saw the reports of this Northwestern study circulating on social media, I became alarmed. I was thinking they had fertilized human eggs with human sperm and thus creating new human life in laboratory settings. To my relief, the report states, “Scientists activated the egg by injecting a sperm enzyme into the egg that triggers calcium to increase within the egg and zinc to be released from the egg. (The eggs in the study were not fertilized with actual sperm because that is not permitted in human research under federal law.)” (emphasis added).
3. IVF Ushers in the Brave New World
Aldous Huxley’s prophecies, if you will, contained in his book, Brave New World are coming to pass.
Human ingenuity has turned reproductive science into a legalized form of eugenics.
The Northwestern study co-author, Dr. Eve Feinberg is quoted in the university report as admitting as much:
“There are no tools currently available that tell us if it’s a good quality egg… Often we don’t know whether the egg or embryo is truly viable until we see if a pregnancy ensues.
“That’s the reason this is so transformative. If we have the ability up front to see what is a good egg and what’s not, it will help us know which embryo to transfer, avoid a lot of heartache and achieve pregnancy much more quickly.”
Undoubtedly, we have entered into the Brave New World.
God, have mercy.
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