Why Did China Produce a ‘Transgendered’ Male Rat to Give Birth?

Gary Isbell

In China, medical researchers from the Naval Medical University in Shanghai have conducted a mad experiment. They conjoined a female and male rat and transplanted a womb into the male, who was made to give birth.

The female rat was conjoined to give the male the necessary blood full of the nutrients and hormones from the female’s pregnant body. Nature does not provide for males to gestate.

The experiment produced some live pups that were delivered via cesarean section. Researchers reported a 16 percent success rate after embryos were implanted in the males. The most common result was abnormally-formed stillborn pups. However, some rats that matured to adults were able to reproduce without any excessive health problems.

This “transgendered” male rat with a womb could aptly be called a Franken-Rat. These researchers created a monster and acted without any regard for bioethics. A communist perspective only considers the material success of the surgery. It does not take any moral conclusions. However, this disturbing experiment does have its consequences when applied to humans. Indeed, some have already pondered this possibility.

Evil actions are always justified by moral relativism.

Communist China’s lack of concern for morals recalls the thinking of American Anglican theologian Joseph F. Fletcher, who many consider the patriarch of modern bioethics. He authored a book titled Situation Ethics: The New Morality in 1966. He contended that “The morality of an action depends on the situation.” It is similar to an idea found in communist Leon Trotsky’s book, Their Morals and Ours: The Class Foundations of Moral Practice. Trotsky claimed that “The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.”

Both relativistic views deny moral absolutes based on immutable universal principles valid for all times, places and peoples. Thus, this experiment should be judged on whether it favors good or evil.

These researchers should have asked if the experiment was a legitimate area of scientific inquiry and how could it be used if successful? If these questions are not answered, the experiment’s conclusions could create unimaginable aberrations based on practical desires alone. The logical development would be the implantation of a womb into a “transgendered” man.

The same situational ethics that justify experiments using male rats giving birth will find acceptance in human reproductive biology, especially in light of the raging homosexual/transgender revolution. Many studies have already discussed the possibility of transplanting a woman’s uterus into a “transgendered” man via an operation called UTx.

Some women are born without wombs and thus cannot have children. Therefore, doctors have developed ways to transplant a uterus in a woman without one. However, this operation is not very successful, although women possess the complete biological and psychological makeup to support childbearing. To date, roughly sixty operations have been performed worldwide, resulting in only 18 live births. These efforts undoubtedly inspire the perverse idea that if this can be performed on a woman, why not a man?

Taking a Principled not a Personal Stand

As practicing Catholics, we are filled with compassion and pray for those who struggle against violent temptation to sin, be it toward homosexual sin or otherwise.

We are conscious of the enormous difference between these individuals who struggle with their weaknesses and strive to overcome them and others who transform their sin into a reason for pride, and try to impose their lifestyle on society as a whole, in flagrant opposition to traditional Christian morality and natural law. However, we pray for them too.

According to the expression attributed to Saint Augustine, we “hate the sin but love the sinner.” And to love the sinner, as the same Doctor of the Church explains, is to wish for him the best we can possibly desire for ourselves, namely, “that he may love God with a perfect affection.” (St. Augustine, Of the Morals of the Catholic Church, No. 49, www.newadvent.org/fathers/1401.htm)

After all, if a “gender”-confused man decides to become a woman, why not use a procedure that works for women to surgically implant a uterus in a man so he can give birth to a child? The medical procedure on rats is nothing more than a stepping-stone toward facilitating the medical possibility of fulfilling this transgender desire.

Some liberals claim that providing a womb for a “transgendered” female so that he can give birth is a human right. Some even go further and claim that there is a moral imperative to ensure equitable access to uterine transplants. And who should pay for these—the taxpayer.

Advocates of UTx not only demand public funding for this surgery but also say that denying it to anyone is discriminatory. Liberals ignore the evident God-given differences between man and woman. They draw an equivalent right to reproduction for women born without wombs and confused men that pretend to be women.

As society is suffering massive pressure from the transgender movement for acceptance, this experiment certainly provided an immense psychological boost to this revolution. Thus, it becomes clear why Communist China produced a ‘transgendered’ male rat that gave birth.

Source: The American TFP

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