X-Message-Number: 13108
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 13:26:45 -0500
From: Paul Wakfer <>
Subject: Re: CryoNet #13101 Cryopreserving the unborn? 
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> Message #13101
> From: Daniel Ust <>
> Subject: Cryopreserving the unborn?
> Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 09:50:04 -0500
> (Note: I sent this to the Extropy list over the weekend.)
> I don't know if anyone has thought of this before, but how about getting
> Right to Life individuals to support abortion by cryopreserving aborted
> fetuses?  Surely, cryopreserving them would be cheaper.  If we can get them
> to fund this sort of thing, it would be a way to both spread cryonics and
> defuse a very deep conflict in Western societies.
> Perhaps we could analyze this problem from two angles.  One would be
> technical feasability.  The other is whether Right to Life groups would be
> willing to support-financially, politically, or morally-this option.
> What do you think?

This is discussed at my website http://morelife.org

I have been working on this on and off for over 4 years (mostly off for the last

CryoSpan, Inc even entered into a contract with Cryogenic Solutions of Texas to 

the repository of such aborted fetuses (they were going to be the public 

for promotion and marketing) but it all fell through and they never went ahead 

it. CryoSpan also atempted to become the repository of all the embryos which 
been created by in-vitro fertilization and are no longer wanted.

Wrt funding, I believe there might even be a possibility of getting the Catholic
Church to fund such an endeavor.

I am planning to again pursue the possibility of this business (and its enormous
potential for the promotion of the ideas of cryonics), later this year, and I
welcome anyone who wishes to join together to do this.

I will try to find time to summarize all the pros and cons, obstacles and 
solutions, but I would rather do this to a select group of people who are
pro-actively interested in effecting this rather than to a bunch on potentially
nit-picking dilettantes.

Please also add this to the extropian thread.
I used to be on that list, but I just don't have time for it currently.

Thanks for bringing up this very important idea.

-- Paul --

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Perfected cryopreservation of Central Nervous System tissue
for neuroscience research & medical repair of brain diseases

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