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French Opposition Leader Wauquiez to EF: Heritable Gene Editing=>+NO Artificial Births for Lesbians

Written by ACM
Wednesday, 23 January 2019

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*Holtzeim(near Strasbourg's Airport)/Republican Party Meeting/Angelo Marcopolo/- The recent row after a US-Lobby linked Chinese doctor Manipulated Genetically 2 Human Embryos, in an Artificially monitored Birth of  2 Girls, provoked a Heritable, Irreversible Alteration of their GermLine, affecting Future Generations too, (See: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/heritablegenemaniptrumpxihumanity.html, etc), Highlighted the Greater and Sooner than Expected Dangers that could have for Human Race the eventual Authorisation of Artificially obtained (instead of Natural) Births in the case also of Lesbians, as some had earlier pushed to plan f.ex. in France too, the Leader of the French mainstream Center-Right Opposition, Experienced former Minister for Europe and Science/Research, currently President of the Republican Party (ChristianDemocrats/EPP), Laurent Wauquiez agreed, in substance, with "Eurofora", at a Press contact after his Speech to a Public Meeting at Holtzeim, near Strasbourg's Airport.      

 

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- By a Timely Coincidence, Waquiez had just Declared his crystal-clear Opposal to controversial plans to allow in France such Artificially obtained Births of Kids at the Demand of Lesbians, only a few Weeks' Time before, at the end of November 2018, a Chinese Doctor linked to USA Lobbies related with former "Socialist"/Dem. POTUS Barack Hussein Obama's Administration, announced at  Hong Kong that, by abusing of the New Gene-Editing Technology of "CRISP-9", he had managed to Definitively Alter the GermLine of 2 Artificially born babies for ever.

- A Chinese Minister strongly Condemned such an UnPrecedented move, Both as UnEthical, illegal, and Dangerous. But in the USA, widespread Citicism was UnEqual, with some "Social                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ist"/Dems, former Obama's Lobbies pushing towards a Conditional Green Light... New US President Don Trump made Recently a symbolic Critical public Declaration, at the Annual bipartisan National Breakfast with Christians for 2019, pleading in favor of the "UnBorn Child" (Human Embryo) "created at the Image of God", (while also repeatedly Prolonging his Top Talks with Chinese President XI, officially focused on Foreign Trade). Xi, at a subsequent trip in Europe, chose to speak with Franco-German Leaders Macron and Merkel, as well as EU Commission's President Juncker, also about "Challenges faced by Humanity" nowadays, without explicitating. Meanwhile, in Europe, where CoE's BioEthical Convention (not yet ratified by several countries) already Condemns any attempts to Modify the Human GermLine, the Biggest Political Group in EU Parliament, that of ChristianDemocrats/EPP, pushed a Draft Resolution against Heritable Genetic Editing, while MEPs organized a Debate with EU Commission recently calling for "a Global Ban".

 >>> It's in this Context that Wauquiez became a kind of Pioneer, among critical European Political Leaders, by rushing to Critically Declare, already as Early as since the 18 November 2018 in Paris, his crystal-clear Opposal to Artificial methods to fabricate Kids for Lesbians, mainly Because it would bring "a Merchandisation of Human Gametes", with "Sperm Banks", etc., where Customers could go Shoping for the various Characteristics of Kids to be born by Artificial methods : This had been already prepared by the NAZI, and was called Eugenism", he sternly reminded...

- But, "I don't want Eugenism in the Future of French Society !", vowed Wauquiez then, widely applauded.

+ Meanwhile, a Large Majority of French People in a Public Consultation at the Internet, organized in 2018 on the occasion of the regular Review of BioEthical Laws each 4 Years, had Massively Rejected (with a lot of various Arguments) any attempt to allow Artificial fabrication of Children for Lesbians.

=> All these critical Developments, as well as the proximity of Crucial EU Elections on May 2019, apparently incited the French President Macron, who had been previously pressed by a LGBTI Lobby to initially accept a kind of Artificial fabrication of Children for Lesbians in the Past, to, later-on Postpone such a Divisive Measure, risking to Provoke more Tensions, sine die, (at least until After the 2019 EU Elections+, which are, however, closely Followed also by Local, Regional and Presidential/Legislative Elections, during 2019-2022)...

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However, some commentators (particularly at the Establishment's Medias, etc), Rushed to Attack President Wauquiez for his above-mentioned Criticism against Artificial fabrication of Children for Lesbians, which involved also a reminder of NAZI's abhorrent Eugenism (Comp. Supra).

>>> But, in the Meantime, inter alia, also the above-mentioned Developments revealed that, in Fact, this "Hot" Topical Issue is Not Only a question of pure Ethics and Morals, but also an elementary and Topical Need to Urgently Defend all Humankind, from any Risk to Artificialy create some kind of "Different" Beings and/or, more or less, "Other Races", (particulraly IF such Technologies, sooner or fell into the Wrong Hands)...

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=> That's why "Eurofora" asked Today Laurent Wauquiez if he found that those Recent Developments, about the, 1st in History, InHeritable and Irrevesible Genetic Manipulations which can Affect also the Future Generations, (Comp. Supra), in fact, Justified and Strengthened even Further his Critical Stance, against Artificial Fabrication of Children with Genetic Technologies for Lesbians.


- "Yes !", clearly Replied President Laurent Wauquiez to the above-mentioned "Eurofora"'s Question, after taking, initialy, some time to Carefuly Hear and Think about what exactly we were saying.

- "You are Right", he confirmed, with emphasis, on the Key-point of what is really at Stake (Comp. Supra).

+ Indeed, such kind of "BioEthical Issues, have become, Nowadays, even More Important", than before, the Leader of France's ChristianDemocrat/EPP mainstream Political Opposition acknowledged.

=> Wauquiez's subsequent Decision to include the Young Philosophy Professor François-Xavier Bellamy among the 3 Leaders of the "Republican" Party's List of Candidates to the European Elections of May 2019, obviously is a consequence of the above-mentioned Acknowledgment, since, inter alia, Bellamy is notoriously interested on BioEthics, and even, reportedly, considers a Legislative Bill seeking to Allow the use of Genetic Technologies for Artificial Births in the case of Lesbians, etc., as "the Last Border before TransHumanism"....

- As a matter of General Principle, such kind of Crucial Big Issues for People's Future, (as Key BioEthical matters, Mass Migration, Identity, Security, Economic Development, and Europe, etc.), must Not be Abandoned "to Bureaucrats" or Technocrats, since "We Refuse any such <<Submission>> as that which is Denounced by (World-Famous Writer) Michel Houellebecq", (in his homonymous Book, published almost at the Same Time that the 1st Brutal Massacre by Islamist Terrorists cowardly targetting Civilian People, was notoriously committed, back on January 2015, against "Charlie Hebdo"'s Journalists in Paris), Wauquiez Urged in Key points of his Speech, widely applauded.

 

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    An "Eugenic" loophole Amendment, which might expose to Dangers reminiscent of "3rd Reich's" notorious Genetic Abuses, hidden at the last minute inside an otherwise Good, larger Health policy Package scheduled to be voted on Thursday, was strongly denounced by a coalition of MEPs from various Political Groups and Countries, in a Press Conference held this afternoon at EU Parliament in Strasbourg.

    Mainly calling to "Select Human Embryos", via "Genetic Counselling" and "pre-implantation" Techniques including "Genetic Tests", in order to "Eradicate Hereditary rare Diseases", it might open ways to Dangerous Practices in Future, they denounced in substance.

    But they also made it clear that a much larger Report inside which this Controversial Amendment "No 15" was added in dubious circumstances, officialy destinated to struggle against "Rare Diseases", and drafted by Professor Antonios Trakatellis, was otherwise "an Excellent Report", aiming at a "completely Uncontroversial target" of Health policy on which "all MEPs and Experts are united, believing that Europe should act" to protect People's Health (See "EuroFora"'s earlier News).

    The controversy came at a particularly delicate moment for the EU in relation to Citizens, at the eve of June 2009 EU Elections, and shortly before Ireland re-votes for "Lisbon Treaty"..    

- Denouncing risks of "an Eugenic demand, very similar to what we had during the 3rd Reich in Germany, but now coming from some Scientisists themselves", German ChristianDemocrat/EPP MEP Dr. Peter Liese stressed that critical MEPs were against "Eugenic" engineering with "Selection of Human Embryos", and anything which might ultimately lead up to to a "Selection of Human Race". It doesn't help to "eradicate" Human Lives, he added.


    Several Experts and NGOs expressed "Deep Concern", as f;ex. DR M.C. Cornel of the "European Society of Human Genetics", which stressed, on this occasion, that "the importance of Non-Directiveness in Reproductive issues is a Central characteristic of Human Genetics, after the Atrocities committed in the name of Genetics in the first half or the 20th Century".

     - "This is completely Unacceptable", stressed Italian Liberal MEP Vittorio Prodi, on the Controversial Amendment, also because pushes to "eliminate early Human Life", as he noted.

     - "This opens a Dangerous Road, rather a Motorway", denounced Danish MEP Mrs Margrette Auken, from the "Greens", observing that various similar attempts were made in the Past "not only in Germany, but also in several other Countries, "even at the 1970ies", "f.ex. on forced Sterilisation of Roma" People, and other criticisable situations f.ex. in the UK, in Sweden, etc. as she said.

    + Other NGOs, as f.ex. "LebenHilfe" from Berlin, added that, among various other Risks, could also be that, by exploiting the pre-implantation Genetic Diagnostics and the Selection of "healthy" Embryos, some may "propagate" several "Eugenic" aims, starting f.ex. by pushing to eradicate Human Livies which might "Cost too much" to preserve, ultimately exposing to dangers reminiscent of the "3rd Reich"'s atrocious abuses.

    In consequence, ChristianDemocrats/EPP and "Green" MEPs "decided by Majority to vote against" this Controversial Amendment, anounced to Journalists the 5 MEPs who participated in the Press Conference, representing a wide spectrum, from Liberals to "Greens" and ChristianDemocrats, and from Hungary, Italy, Germany and Danemark up to Ireland (Gay Mitchell), etc.
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    Hungarian ChristianDemocrat MEP Laszlo Surjan said "that it was "Suddenly, at the End of the Procedure" in Committee, that "appeared this (Controversial) Amendment, which has nothing to do" with the main purpose of the Report, on which all agreed.

    He denounced an "Unhonest" move, and called to "avoid this kind of unacceptable situations". Nobody should "Select People", Surjan stressed.

    - "We (MEPs) had No Chance to Discuss" this last-minute Amendment earlier added at a Committee's level, said German MEP Peter Liese

    Speaking to "EuroFora", Dr. Liese, the Spokesman of the ChristianDemocrat/EPP Group in EU Parliament, said that MEPs didn't oppose other references of the Report f.ex. on "Genetic Tests", because they were "no proposals" to impose them, while, on the contrary, there was "a Problem" if anyone attempted to "impose" f.ex. this or that Genetic Technique and "Genetic Counselling", etc. to the People on human reproduction.
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    Controversial parts of Amendment No 15 ask mainly "to lead finally to the Eradication" of "Hereditary" "rare diseases", "through Genetic Counselling .., and ..pre-Implantation Selection of healthy Embryos".

    But  EU Rapporteur Professor Trakatellis, said to "EuroFora" that fears should be alleviated by Guarantees that all this should be done only "where appropriate", when it's "not contrary to existing National Law", and "always on a Voluntary basis", according to other Parts of the Amendment.

    He stressed that the main aim was to allow "a free and informed choice of persons involved", without imposing them anything :  - "It's not an obligatory, but advisary" text, he said.

    To make that point clear, he was ready, in agreement with many MEPs, to eventually drop at least that part of the controversial Amendment which initially called for "efforts to ..lead finally to the Eradication of those rare diseases" "which are Hereditary".

    But, until late Wednesday evening, reportedly together with many other MEPs, he stood by all the rest of the controversial Amendment, (fex. on the "Genetic Counselling" and the "pre-implantation Selection of healthy Embryos"), so that critical MEPs, going from ChristianDemocrats as Dr. Liese, to "Greens" or "Ind/Dem", observed to "EuroFora" that "this was not enough" to close the dangerous loophole.

    Particularly since, as Professor Trakatellis noted himself, "this is already allowed to the U.K.", and "other National Legislations would probably follow, sooner or later" in a similar direction. As for a general call to "Eradicate Hereditary rare Diseases", this "should happen, at any case, in practice, de facto", to protect public Health.

    On the contrary, "our goal should be to help patients suffering from rare diseases, not to eradicate the patients. In case of genetic disease risk, the decision should not be guided by scenarios" made by politicians. "Perents who may decide to accept a child, even if handicapped or with genetic disease, must be respected and supported with solidarity", critical MEPs stated.

    - "Any Pressure" to "a patient or couple (who "should be able to make an informed choice consistent with their own values"),"from health Professionals, Public Health Policies or Governemental Institutions, or Society at large, should be avoided", stresses the "European Society for Human Genetics".

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Each MEP's vote will be registered !

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The Socialist Group requested a "Split vote" on the Amendment 15, first without, and afterwards with the words "lead finally to the Eradication" etc.


    But the first "split vote" leaves intact all the other parts of the Controversial Amendment, (i.e. "Genetic Counselling", "Selection of healthy Embryos", etc).

    That's why, 3 Groups of MEPs : ChristianDemocrats/EPP, "Greens/EFA", and "Ind/Dem", have asked for "Roll Call Votes", on everything regarding the Controversial Amendment No 15, and on the final outcome of the resulting Report as amended, which will register all the individual positions to be taken by each MEP.   

Something which will obviously make each MEP think twice before voting for one or another choice, to be sure that he/she will make the right choice in front of EU Citizens, particularly at these pre-Election times...


    Crucial Votes were scheduled between 12 Noon and 1 p.m. local Strasbourg time, in the middle of a long series of various other Reports, and after a long Public Debate on the larger Health policy package, from 9 to 11.50 am.

    The specific Report inside which was hidden the controversial Amendment is due to be debated between 11 and 12 am.

    So that more last-minute Surprises may not be excluded a priori...

    Particularly at the present Historic moment, when even the Institutional Future of the EU depends on the result of a second Referendum on "Lisbon Treaty", later this year, in ...Ireland, a mainly Catholic country, where People are particularly sensitive in such kind of socio-cultural and values issues...
 

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