Essay on The Use of Designer Babies

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So long as I maintain this Oath faithfully and without corruption, may it be granted to me to partake of life fully and the practice of my art, gaining the respect of all men for all time. However, should I transgress this Oath and violate it, may the opposite be my fate. This is a fragment of a vow known as the Hippocratic oath, which doctors take on when they are about to become physicians. This oath serves not only as a guideline of what is expected of them but also sets up a sort of boundary for the actions regarding their patients. This oath furthermore impedes doctors from having inhumane treatment or even attempt in most instances actions that benefit their own agenda instead of their patients. Of course this in itself is a …show more content…

Although this in itself arises another question who are the individuals that part take the decision of what is humane and what isn’t. This then arises the question of the morality of the doctors that in the future will partake in the creation of our children to not only be healthy but also as possibly eradicate several diseases. With cases such as the ones in Philadelphia committed by doctor Kermit Gosnell can serve us to question to think if we can trust doctors to not only keep us safe but make the desicion that ultimately benefit us and not their bank accounts. Consequently, this is one of the ethical issues with regards to designer babies because not only are we trusting one person to safely create our children and see them as humans and not a mass production that gives high earning objects.

Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking once said the following regarding genetically engineered babies, “With genetic engineering, we will be able to increase the complexity of our DNA, and improve the human race. But it will be a slow process, because one will have to wait about 18 years to see the effect of changes to the genetic code.” Like Mr. Hawking stated the potential negative effect of having a baby through this process would not only take eighteen years to see a minimal effect of babies procreated this particular way. Although we strive to

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