Thursday, September 29, 2005

Two Daddies, One Baby, No Mommy!

Our friend John has alerted us to the latest unnatural buzz in the LBGTQIP "parenting" community. Surely the spawn of the genetic-engineering experimenters of the ugly past (you know who we mean), queer activists and their mad scientist allies think that two daddies can now make their own baby -- without the contamination of a woman's DNA. And two mommies who just hate the thought of a man defiling them can now imagine a baby unpolluted by male cooties.

John asks why the Massachusetts homosexual "marriage" justices ignored the issue of same-sex couples' procreation "rights". For more, see his website,, "dedicated to enacting the proposal by the President's Council on Bioethics that Congress should "prohibit attempts to conceive a child by any means other than the union of egg and sperm."

Here are excerpts from this disturbing article, "Science’s Hope of Two Genetic Dads: Stem cell research could soon enable both partners in gay, lesbian couples to pitch in," in Gay City News (Sept. 8-14, 2005):

Gay and lesbian couples may one day be able to have children that share both of their genetic make up. On June 20, at the annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in Copenhagen, scientists announced a development in stem cell research that could allow gay couples to have children that share both of their genetic make-up, instead of just one partner sharing a genetic link.

Researchers discovered that they could develop primordial germ cells (PGC) from embryonic stem cells. Stem cells are the master cells of the body, appearing when embryos are just a few days old and developing into every type of cell and tissue in the body, including sperm and eggs.

PCGs [thought it was PGC?] are present during the fetal stage and then develop into either sperm or eggs. By gaining the ability to engineer changes in the PCGs [sic], scientists could develop an egg from the PCGs [sic] of a man wishing to pair his genetic material with his partner’s sperm. Similarly, a woman’s PCG [sic] could be developed into sperm cells that could be used to fertilize her partner’s eggs. In either case, a unique embryo could then naturally form with the genetics of both same-sex partners.

The technique, announced at ESHRE in June, was discovered by scientists at the University of Sheffield in England. However, research on this is being done all over the world.