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Old 2016-10-23, 06:55   Link #1
Brother Coa
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Being Single Is Now a Disability

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According to the Telegraph, the World Health Organization will change its definition of disabilities to classify people without a sexual partner as “infertile.” The controversial new classifications will make it so that heterosexual single men and women, as well as gay men and women who are seeking in vitro fertilization to have a child, will receive the same priority as couples. This could make access to public funds for IVF available to all.

The move to extend the definition of a disability to include social conditions has, predictably, angered some who consider it overreach by a medical organization that sets global standards.

Josephine Quintavalle, a pro-life activist and director of Comment on Reproductive Ethics told the Telegraph, “This absurd nonsense is not simply re-defining infertility but completely side-lining the biological process and significance of natural intercourse between a man and a woman.” The “natural intercourse” intercourse line is painful but expected. Quantaville took it a step further down the anti-science road by saying, “How long before babies are created and grown on request completely in the lab?”

For the WHO’s Dr. David Adamson, one of the authors of the new standards, this move is about creating medical equality. He says, “The definition of infertility is now written in such a way that it includes the rights of all individuals to have a family, and that includes single men, single women, gay men, gay women.”

Dr. Adamson adds that, “It puts a stake in the ground and says an individual’s got a right to reproduce whether or not they have a partner.” For countries with government provided healthcare and public funding for IVF procedures, this could have significant ramifications. “It fundamentally alters who should be included in this group and who should have access to healthcare. It sets an international legal standard. Countries are bound by it,” Adamson says.
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I honestly have no words for this. Like it was not enough for singe people to pay tax in some countries for being single, now this. On the bright side it means that you will have big chances to have kids without entering into any kind of relationships. That will surely bring a new set of social problems problems, for individuals and for society, but I think it will work out in the end.
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Old 2016-10-24, 14:49   Link #2
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we already have a group of people who bitterly embrace the identity of an Incel.
You know, the original people who used sad frog memes before it was co-opted by the alt right.

I'm not sure this declaration does not help make things better.

I think they could feel more isolated and bitter
or will people actually reach out to them and offer help and compassion?
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Old 2016-10-24, 15:19   Link #3
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I think they could feel more isolated and bitter
or will people actually reach out to them and offer help and compassion?
The whole reason this is in the process is to allow single men and women to have a child. You go to the lab, you donate your "seeds", scientists choose the perfect donor for you and in 9 months - congratulations, you are father or mother.
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