Sunday, 8 November 2009

Designer Babies

Designer Baby: an infant created by genetic engineering combined with in vitro fertilization in order to ensure the absence or presence of a particular gene or characteristic.

Hello Doctor. I'd like Twins. One boy. One Girl. The girl with coloured eyes. The boy with my husbands jaw. Make both geniuses. Ohh and make it a 7 month pregnancy as I don't want to ruin my body with the extra weight gained during the last couple of months. And make it a cesarean. Now lets talk price?

Now the above isn't quite exactly how the conversation would go for a "designer baby" but believe you me it is fairly the same! 7ashaa dasha khayaa6 mo doctor! What happened to "Eli eyee mn Alah 7ayah Alah"?? What is this craze of having genetically modified children?! I don't want a specially made shoe let alone a baby!! Shino ya3ni I choose the gender, features, intelligence etc. I can't get my head around the idea of modified children.

I know a woman who has 2 children of the same gender and now wants a 3rd child but of the opposite gender. She doesn't want to take the risk of having the 3rd of the same gender so she decided to "shop" for it and choose the gender without risking it! Now some might say why not? Science has reached such an advanced level and we have the choice. NO! NO NO NO! God gives and God takes! If God wants to give you a boy or a girl then so be it. You don't go out and design your own baby! A child is not a dress that you get to pick the colour and style.

In couple of decades time when the "designer baby" becomes a common thing are we going to have a superior race of beautifully genetically modified children skipping around while the less fortunate who can't afford such procedures have the ugly ducklings? Do we really need any more segregation within our societies? Is this not the work of Hitler?

I might not understand the importance of "designer babies" because I am a woman with zero maternal instincts. I don't care much for babies nor see the importance of having them. Yet if I do have one I wouldn't want it custom made! I wouldn't want to tell my child "Yes sweetheart your daddy and I made you from love and the very pricey handy work of a team of specialised scientists!" Talk about screwing the child up for good! The process of having a "designer baby" should only be used when eliminating diseases apart from that it should be illegal.

Are we For or Against having "Designer Babies"?

14 comments:

Anony said...

Wesh thaa elharj :o

Dreamer;* said...

AGAIIIIIIIIIIINST!

Average.Q8i said...

Im Going to Be An uncle in Several Months Time;p; Inshallaaaa ..

Smart CoOKie said...

Oh the lovely debate. I presented this topic 2 years ago to my colleagues. I can understand your point of view & its a very controversial topic. But scientifically speaking,I'm very fascinated & in love with the idea of it. I would personally go for it. You know they say that in 20 years we can even integrate animals genes to the mix. You can have a baby with an eye of an eagle & as fast as a cheetah. How awesome. =]

Then again I don't think it will be approved of as halal in our society.

shoosha said...

*poke poke* hi?

WITH

Anonymous said...

aقainst !

Aurous said...

weird... I was discussing this topic with my friends this morning...

well... I ok with it if you "choose" the traits you want from the parent... y3ny not design the baby from scratch, but choose the genes he/she takes from the mother or the father..
again... y3ny I can't have a baby with colored eyes if neither me or the father have a gene for colored eyes :D

However... I'm 99.99999% certain the designer baby will NEVER become a reality... that's why I'm comfortable making this hypothetical choice... My answer "might" be different if this was a real situation

Sarona said...

I hear ya, I've heard of women going to the doctor so they can have twins and I've heard of this woman that had twins twice "because she didn't want her body go through pregnancy 4 times but still have 4 babies"
that is so sick! totally agree with "ele eyee mn allah 7yah allah" it's a baby! the most innocent and pure thing in the world why do humans have to ruin it !?

Mrs. said...

looooooooooooool
chan zain agdar :p wayed ga3da a7atey ashya :P allah yaster bas ;P

Oranjina fadidra said...

4me ya3ni 3ajbich the new slutty generation? I oranjina fadidra With (niq6a)

Abi-Omi-Abi-Oboy said...

Against..
Let nature take its course. Shako netdakhal eb Allah's job ;p

Standy said...

100% against!!

eleventh.st said...

What happened to being surprised? or having something to look forward to?
with designer babies, there is no fun the first time you see the baby as you know exactly how they will look like..BORING

Âme said...

The unexpected is the thrill of life, whatever it might be.

~ Soul