LA News Release, "Cloning is Good, but Embryology Authority is Morally Obscene and Should be Abolished." (August 2004)

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NEWS RELEASE FROM THE LIBERTARIAN ALLIANCE
In Association with the Libertarian International

Release Date: 14th August 2004
Release Time: Immediate

Contact Details:
Chris R. Tame, 07957 644 519, chris@libertarian.co.uk
Sean Gabb, 07956 472 199, sean@libertarian.co.uk

"CLONING IS GOOD, BUT EMBRYOLOGY AUTHORITY IS MORALLY OBSCENE AND SHOULD BE ABOLISHED", SAYS FREE MARKET AND CIVIL LIBERTIES THINK TANK

The decision by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to allow a British scientific team to clone early human embryos for research into ways of studying and curing diseases is welcome and long overdue, says the Libertarian Alliance, the radical free market and civil liberties think tank and pressure group.

Libertarian Alliance Director, Dr Chris Tame commented:

"Abolish the HFEA

"The conquest of nature by humanity and its use for our improvement and happiness is always good. However, the fact that a so-called "Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority" should be in a position of granting or refusing permission for such research is a moral obscenity. Human embryos and tissue are the property of human beings, not resources to be controlled by arrogant moralisers and the alleged "great and the good" in state socialist bureaucracies. Indeed, state controlled science is the hallmark of totalitarian societies of both "left" and "right", Socialist or Nazi/Fascist, and should have no place in our country.

Opponents of Cloning - An Axis of Evil

The opponents of cloning, an unholy alliance of religious fundamentalist lunatics and the green slime of environmentalists and anti-scientific and anti-capitalist primitivists, are an axis of evil, whose predictable reactionary moaning and groaning should be dismissed as the ranting nonsense it is.

Playing God is Good

Cloning and embryology and other biological research designed to enhance our lives, abilities, health and happiness is indeed "playing God" as the critics of cloning claim - and this is a good thing. The omniscient power over nature attributed to a non-existent "God", should be the goal of our species. Life, liberty, property, scientific and industrial progress, and the abolition of illness, death and taxes are the axis of human values. The reactionary opponents of cloning, and the despotic and arrogant Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority who would seek to control or restrict it, are the voice of anti-life values and the culture of death.

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Note(s) to Editors

Dr Sean Gabb is the Director of the Libertarian Alliance. He is the author of ten novels and ten other books, plus about a million words of journalism. He can be contacted for further comment on 07956 472 199 or by email at sean@libertarian.co.uk

His latest novel, The Break, has been nominated for the 2015 Prometheus Award.

His recent book, Freedom of Speech in England: Its Present State and Likely Prospects, is a defence of freedom of speech without exceptions. 

Or his book, Cultural Revolution, Culture War: How Conservatives Lost England, and How to Get It Back, explains how its current ruling class has turned England into a totalitarian police state, and how this ruling class can be overthrown and utterly destroyed.

Or another of his books, Smoking, Class and the Legitimation of Power, explains how the current "war" on smoking has nothing to do with making individuals healthy, but everything to do with enhancing the power of a totalitarian ruling class, and enriching its relevant client groups.

You can see other books by Sean Gabb here.

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