By Jennifer Lahl, CBC President

Pacific Reproductive Center (PRC) of Southern California (AKA, the reproductive tourist capital of the world) has just announced the opening of an on-site laboratory with breakthrough technology that has the ability to analyze all 46 chromosomes (23 from the mother and 23 from the father) of a human embryo within 24 hours. It is billed as “fresh hope for would-be moms at risk of miscarriages and birth defects.”

Make no mistake, this breakthrough technology is nothing but a modern day search and destroy method of screening out “defective” human embryos. In the early 20th century, when the infamous Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes declared, “Three generations of imbeciles are enough,” we called this eugenics. With this breakthrough technology, embryos are created in the lab and then tested and screened. Within 24 hours, parents will be told which embryos are the “good” embryos that can be implanted or frozen for later use and which are the “bad” embryos that will be discarded.

This is the fresh hope offered would-be moms? This is the new face of medicine and technology? The physician as healer is now choosing which lives created will live and which ones will be destroyed.

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