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"?