LAWS NEEDED: NEW REGISTERS FOR GENETIC MATERIAL
Written by Hilarie Roseman, PhD
Copyright Hilarie Roseman
The genetic law,
has to be rethought
Human beings are being bought
Mind and sinew.
Body and soul.
The human genetic code
is being used to create new life forms
A register has to be kept by scientists.
The sources of all genetic codes,
sold or gained by other means, made known.
By your efforts. You, yes you, must demand
in fact, command
that human genetic material be registered.
When for instance a sperm donor
has no relationship with the growing embryo,
or the female providing the ovum
has no relationship with her new life,
the full term child, or the growing embryo, might,
with your help, obtain rights that will give them life and dignity.
I have heard many AID children cry
And weep, and rage and explode
Because they know not their genetic forebears,
Or have been told lies, and then imploded
when told they were no relation.
Told during a family fight – no genetic right to family history.
But before we get to the child
what about the right of the genetic material
of the male and
The Right of the Species
so to say
I have asked couples at conferences
about their desperation for an invitro child.
What causes them to open up their bodies,
expose their genes to others to take, and shape a child?
And they answered unexpectedly, gay.
We want someone to wish us a happy birthday
I want a child
I want a donor ovum
I want my rights and will not put up with a sexist
Same couples, old couples, no proprietary,
Anyone at all, needs a child now.
The law has been changed
To what the community demands.
the community are taking over the
of the consequences of life
Scientists are out of strife.
Embryos, frozen in time,
bundles of genetic material
can be thawed and used for experiments.
But there is more!
Embryos can be cloned and drawn
Into new life forms.
The local community
changes its mind
with its government
and its time
and its ethics change with
the tide of human affairs
Today I want a child
Tomorrow I don't
freeze it, vacuum clean it
clone it, cut it
or slice it up
If its perfect,
But a family that is tied together with
is tied with bonds that cannot be
You might not have marriage certificates
but you might have noses
that are immediately distinguishable
a feature that is unmistakable
Even if you didn’t have a name
Your genetic feature would make you the same
Tell me first .. before you extend the
WHO OWNS the genetic material
of man, of woman?
Is it the ownership that can be
bought or sold
or is it the kind of ownership that
has to be put into a different category?
Have you to make new law
demanding genetic registers
with new names for issues, core,
like THE RIGHT OF THE SPECIES
The Species of humankind,
That over rides
the man, the woman, the family and the
( and even the doctors!)
ANSWER ME THIS
WHO OWNS THE GENETIC MATERIAL OF HUMANKIND?