How Would You Like Your Baby Mam?

957 Words Apr 19th, 2016 4 Pages
How Would You Like Your Baby Mam? “Hi, thanks for choosing “Create A Baby” can I take your order?” says a young minimum wage paid college student. “Okay, so let me read your order back to you. You want a strong male baby, blue eyes, 6’4, brown hair, no learning disorders such as dyslexia, take out obesity, and eliminate any chances of getting cancer. Is this correct?” Now stop, doesn’t this sound absolutely ridiculous? Giving parents the leeway of tweaking their child’s genes almost as easy as ordering off the dollar menu at McDonalds? Allowing them to make these alterations to the embryo’s genes just to fit their “satisfaction”? Why is this becoming a “thing”? In 2007, the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HEFA) approved a request of a British family who had the intention of removing breast cancer from their child’s gene pool. “To its critics, the HEFA, in approving this request crossed a bright line separating legitimate medical genetics from the quest for “the perfect baby”” (Green 495). Genetic modification of human beings is not acceptable and should not be the future solution when it comes to creating a baby. The word perfect is an adjective with the definition; having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be. Humans of every race strive to be “perfect” in society today. But, when it comes to the way a person acts or looks “perfect” should not be the deciding factor. The word does not exist; no…
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