Use for extra people: Jewelry

From David Klinghoffer at ENV:

Our friends at The Stream were kind enough to adapt some of what I’ve written here on Bill Nye, Oskar Schindler, and the notion of “extra people.” On the heels of this, Wesley Smith points out how “extra people,” literally — to be precise, extra embryos — are being turned into jewelry:

Illustrating the crassness of our age, a jewelry company implants leftover destroyed embryos into their products.

I thought this must surely be a joke. Not so. Wesley quotes an Australian parenting website, Kidspot:

After a six-year IVF journey to receive miracles Lachlan, 4, and 21-month-old twins Charlotte and William, Belinda and Shaun Stafford didn’t know what to do with their remaining embryos. Their babies.
Extra embryos. Extra babies. They go on:

Donation wasn’t an option, the annual storage fee was an added financial strain, and disposing of them unimaginable.

So when the NSW couple heard about Baby Bee Hummingbirds, an Australian company turning embryos into keepsake jewelry, they jumped at the chance.

Now Ms Stafford has all of her babies with her every day — including seven embryos in her heart-shaped pendant worn close to her heart, always. More.

Cannibalism is becoming a Thing too, by the way.

Reality check: The main thing to see here is that in the age of euthanasia, we are all “the fetus” now. Keep voting with and for the Cool, and the Cool will end up wearing or eating you. With pride. And some justification.

See also: Mark Steyn on the doomed hillbilly


Cannibalism is becoming a Thing too.

  • Hard Little Machine
  • Justin St.Denis

    That is genuinely appalling.

    • Appalling is an understatement.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Well, “genuinely appalling” is a little stronger.
        “Abhorrent” works for me.

        • Even that seems insufficient to describe this.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I’m trying to stay within the bounds of established decorum.
            Soon, we shall see the ‘United Colors of Benetton’ used to describe and market a rainbow hued lampshade, made of human skin.
            And we will all be forced to celebrate its diversity.

          • El Martyachi

            Will necklaces of ears finally be OK then? Asking for a friend.

          • People twist themselves in all manner of knots to defend this “diversity”. I’ve heard people defend black-on-black slavery but then were appalled by white-on-black slavery, as if both could never be immoral at the same time.

            We have debased the human form. This “jewellery” is but a symptom.

  • Waffle

    It’s a little early in the day to be confronted with such a deep philosophical concept but my first reaction is how trivial and superficial. Turning extra (and unwanted) embryos into wearable jewelry is akin to wearing garments with their designer label on the outside (like Canada Goose) to tell the world that you have the money to acquire such. Digging deeper, it also trivializes the whole concept of human life and strips it of its dignity.

    My second reaction was to write a memo to self to re-read “Frankenstein” Mary Shelley dealt with this conundrum 250 years ago. So it might be instructive to reconsider what this teenage brain had to say to future generations.

    But then I read the piece to its conclusion and I threw up in my mouth To equate embryos to actual babies is one thing and truly questionable on so many levels but to conclude by evoking images of the utilitarian uses of remains is beyond disgusting.

  • As you no doubt know, the Nazis made soap and lamp shades out of Jewish skin. These were quite popular. Similarly, Muslims regard slaves as akin to meat sold in market places. When life loses its supreme value in people’s eyes, the next step is to commercialize the material body. Remember the story and movie Soylent Green – it is prophetic.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Ding, ding, ding!
      We have a winnah.
      Yeah, the soap and lampshades thing came to my mind too, even before I read your comment.

    • El Martyachi

      That’s unfortunately the current situation and not the next step. See: Chinese black market for organs.

  • robins111

    You know ladies. If you let them grow for a bit you could harvest them for leather and designer soap. Lamp shades are a possible too

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    So, the Nazis turning people into lampshades and bars of soap wasn’t that big of a deal then.