Friday, December 11, 2009

IVF and Gender Choice

An insulting article from CNN.
"Genetic screening techniques that allow parents to choose their children's gender are now more accurate than ever and are becoming increasingly mainstream, but experts are divided over whether the technology should be used in this way."
This makes it sound like we can switch an embryo from male to female. The procedure is selecting one, and destroying the others. Nowhere is this mentioned in the article.
"But Steinberg argues that it's wrong to limit scientific capabilities. 'I say to critics that the last thing in the world that you want to do is put the handcuffs on science.

'We've been giving women expanded reproductive choices for 50 years. This is another choice.'"
This is about the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Science allows us to destroy all life on earth with nuclear bombs - is this a valid choice? Are we "putting handcuffs on science" by not allowing people to carpet bomb the planet with nukes? We have the technology to remove all the organs from living people. Is this a valid choice?

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