(NaturalNews) Oddly enough, it is a study that was published in theJournal of Medical Ethics. What its author, Cristina Richie, of the Theology Department at Boston College, essentially concluded was that too many babies are having too much of a negative impact on the environment, so — well, there should be fewer of them.
Oddly, though, the author does not recommend fewer Christina Richies.
An abstract of her study, titled, “What would an environmentally sustainable reproductive technology industry look like?” reads, in part:
Through the use of assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs), multiple children are born adding to worldwide carbon emissions. Evaluating the ethics of offering reproductive services against its overall harm to the environment makes unregulated ARTs unjustified, yet the ART business can move towards sustainability as a part of the larger green bioethics movement.
For the record, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ART refers to methods and procedures to artificially achieve pregnancy.
The ART babies are destroying the planet!
Richie says that the integration of “ecological ethos into the ART industry” can result in “climate change” being “mitigated,” while “the conversation about consumption can become a broader public discourse.”
Further, she wrote:
Although the impact of naturally made children on the environment is undeniable, I will focus on the ART industry as an anthropogenic source of carbon emissions which lead to climate change. The ART industry is an often overlooked source of environmental degradation and decidedly different from natural reproduction as fertility centres provide a service for a fee and therefore can be subject to economic, policy and bioethical scrutiny.
In other words, naturally born children are bad enough on the environment; those children who are created artificially, then, are even worse, and therefore, the entire “ART industry” must come under further “scrutiny” (which is code forregulating it out of business).
Written by J. D. Heyes
Read more at Natural News