Saturday, October 22, 2016

W.H.O. Says Individuals Have A Right To Reproduce

                 People who don’t have sex or who struggle to find a partner with whom to have children will now be considered as disabled by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to the website. Infertility has been considered a disability for some time now, but the new WHO guidelines are much more inclusive, apparently embracing those who are very shy or just struck out at the local watering hole.
                WHO touts the change, stating that it will give every individual “the right to reproduce.”
                Every individual has the right to reproduce? Cloning, cell-division?
                Dr. David Adamson, one of the new standard’s authors, sees them as a “big chance” for single and gay people, saying: The definition of infertility is now written in such a way that it includes the rights of all individuals to have a family, and that includes single men, single women, gay men, gay women. It puts a stake in the ground and says an individual’s got a right to reproduce whether or not they have a partner. It’s a big change. It fundamentally alters who should be included in this group and who should have access to healthcare. It sets an international legal standard. Countries are bound by it.” Ah, I see.
                The right of single men, single women and gays and lesbians to reproduce? An individual has a right to reproduce whether or not anyone else is involved? We sure are doing a lot of “fundamentally altering” things.
                 Josephine Quintavalle, Director of the group Comment on Reproductive Ethics, is less than thrilled with this new directive. “This absurd nonsense is not simply re-defining infertility but completely side-lining the biological process and significance of natural intercourse between a man and a woman.
                Sadly Josephine, that would be the whole point.
                She continued: “How long before babies are created and grown on request completely in the lab?” Probably not long.
                We are all bound by climate-change agreements? We are all bound by reproductive-rights changing agreements?
                There are a few things we seem utterly incapable of reproducing here in the United States, however: the freedom, sovereignty, dignity, logic, courage, character and wisdom our Founders bequeathed to us.


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