Designer babies??

Ok before I post this article, I just want to be clear, I have no issues at all with IVF, egg or sperm donation or surrogacy. I think I would be open to most anything to have another child. I do however have concerns with human’s playing God.  Is a life not unlike the Movie Gattaca
closer then we think. I am honestly preturbed and alot scared at the idea of Designer Babies.

Let’s open to the floor shall we?  When is it to much interferance? What is your oppinion on this new trend?
Talk amongst yourselves πŸ™‚


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β€œLife is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” β€” Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on September 27, 2008, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. i have my personal opinions, but they in no way mean that i think it applies or should apply to everyone, kwim?
    for me, if our infertility had not ended naturally, i doubt i would have gone the IVF route. Although now that I have mairi, i would be tempted to do it, LMAO, but only b/c we really DO make such cute funny random babies πŸ˜›
    Seriously though, I cannot justify spending that much money-maybe if i was rich, i could justify it, but being poor, no way would I put myself in debt for something that has no promises of success. also the physical commitment etc, just not interested. i would rather invest in adoption, which is a sure thing, sooner or later.
    designer babies, i am morally opposed to.

  2. This is a tough one. On one hand, it seems like weeding out major defects and being prone to major health problems would be a good thing. I saw Gattaca though, and it is a very interesting movie that explores how human nature is and how this seemingly positive thing can backfire.
    Because of our very nature as human beings…and also because of the unforeseen risks of messing with mother nature’s design– I think it’s a terrible idea to design characteristics in babies and to mess with embryos. Very very bad idea.
    I agree though, that IVF and other donation practices are at least ethical IMO. As long as they are un-doctored, the eggs and sperm used in these procedures are a benefit to parents that otherwise would not have gotten to experience the joys of parenthood. Adoption is also of course an option too!

  3. I believe in God’s will and Darwin’s theories.
    I honestly think that any interference is too much interference. I know that makes me sound like a callous bitch, but I think there is something wrong with a society that requires a couple to pay thousands and thousands of dollars to have children – whether through adoption or IVF or black market babies, WHATEVER. We start treating children like trophies and commodities – and OBVIOUSLY we get to a point where there is a demand for “designer” babies. It’s sick and capitalist consumerism at its very immoral, unethical worst. When you put a price on a child or a checklist on your application for one – you dehumanize and devalue the cursed miracle of life.
    Still, having felt the pain of being a childless mother, I wouldn’t want anyone denied of that who is truly that at heart. If love is blind, maternal love has its eyes completely gouged out, so screw shopping for blue eyes and blond hair. I’m liable to start thinking it’s a damn Aryan conspiracy πŸ˜‰

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