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· Man-monkey hybrid sparks fears of 'Frankenstein' creatures
· Pro-Life Commercial Deemed Too ‘Controversial’ By CBS, CMT and Hallmark
Man-monkey hybrid sparks fears of 'Frankenstein' creatures
By Ryan Lovelace, The Washington Times
June 2, 2021
Researchers conducting human-animal hybrid experiments struck fear into federal lawmakers worried that nightmare scenarios of Frankenstein creatures have become a reality.
Earlier this year, researchers announced a blending of man and monkey.
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, said in April that it participated with a China-led research team in an experiment by injecting human stem cells into monkey embryos. They allowed the resulting creature to live and grow for 19 days before terminating it. The researchers responsible for the technology used in the experiment said their work aided the study of embryonic development.
Federal officials have placed a moratorium on U.S. funding of such research. Still, they are reviewing the restrictions and scientific developments as Congress debates a bill to spend nearly $200 billion of taxpayers’ money on research and development endeavors to counter China.
Sen. Mike Braun, Indiana Republican, said he is worried that such human-animal hybrid experiments will cross ethical boundaries and contravene the dignity and sanctity of human life.
“I mean, any of us could speculate on kind of the Frankenstein concept, let’s put it that way, which that was being referred to as in terms of what this leads to,” Mr. Braun said...
Pro-Life Commercial Deemed Too ‘Controversial’ By CBS, CMT and Hallmark
by Brittany Raymer, The Daily Citizen
Jun 2, 2021
A pro-life commercial created by the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA) has been deemed too “controversial” by several television channels, including CBS, the Country Music Channel (CMT) and the Hallmark Channel, which has previously aired gay marriage ads.
The 30-second spot shares, “Five decades of medical breakthroughs. Every age group has more opportunity to live except one. The unborn still fall victim to outdated laws.” During part of the narration, SBA shows ultrasound images of preborn babies.
“Science tells us that at fifteen weeks these babies have fully formed faces. They smile. They yawn. They feel pain,” the ad continues.
“Isn’t it time the law reflects the science?”
CBS has rejected the ad, arguing that it violates their guidelines and is too “controversial.”
“Issue-oriented advertisements that are designed for the purpose of presenting views or influencing legislation on issues that are controversial by general public consensus are unacceptable,” CBS wrote in an email to the SBA List, which was reported by The Daily Wire.
CMT, a channel that some could potentially see as friendly, also denied the commercial over its “controversial” content.
In a letter to SBA, CMT wrote, “While we do accept political and issue-based ads on a case-by-case basis, issue-oriented ads that are designed for the purpose of presenting views or influencing legislation on issues that are controversial by general public consensus are unacceptable.”
The Hallmark Channel, which came under fire for airing a gay marriage ad and aired a Christmas movie featuring a gay couple, argued that the ad was essentially too negative...