If you thought the conservative Christians were going nuts over gay marriage and adoption, the recent discovery that human sperm and eggs can be created from stem cells will be on their agenda. Why? Well, in addition to introducing a huge set of ethical issues regarding the creation of human life, it may be possible that this discovery will allow gay couples to one day produce children that are genetically their own.
Medical ethicist: “It opens new and challenging possibilities: because the technique can be used to generate eggs from a man’s (adult) cells, gay couples could have children genetically related to both. These possibilities raise new questions about how we define parenthood and about how we decide who has access to these new technologies.”
You can be sure the conservative Christians will do everything in their power to stop this from happening!
On a sperm-related note, check out this entertaining little animation advertising the Europride Festival in Oslo this week.