In the long history of the earth, umbilical cords have been repeately snipped off and cast asunder. How do we know what life might be like if care was taken to keep it attached? Is it fair to slash off an umbilical cord which contains cells, and as we know from the foreskin, cells are filled with sensations. Why are we allowing this terrible action to be perpetrated on millions and millions of defenseless newborns? Shouldn't both practices be stopped?