Sunday, January 9, 2011
Personally, I believe that designer babies are going too far. I believe that people shouldn't have the right to alter their child because it seems cruel. For religious people, it is against our faith. Especially in the Catholic faith. People should be able to accept their baby for the way they will be born because it gives the baby their true identity. Altering the baby takes away identity from the baby and also natural ways of life. Everyone should experience sickness, and everyone should be allowed to be who they are suppose to be. Having a baby be born the way they are suppose to be born originally allows the baby to have true real features, altering them in a lab makes them seem less real and more "computerized."
I also believe that if a embryo is being screened for any sicknesses or disease, it can be seen as a positive because then it can decrease the chances of sickness in the baby. Yet, having a embryo go through this procedure just for the fact of changing the baby cosmetically is going way to far. People should really take into consideration when they are thinking of going through a procedure like this because it has its pros and it has its cons. In the end, a pro would be for decreasing future health issues in the baby, or for allowing a baby to be altered so that it can help save another child that has a health problem. A con would be going through this process just for "wants." Meaning changing your baby because you want your baby to look or act a certain way.
Picture one: http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_05-C8Wlubo4/TOdIoNgoG2I/AAAAAAAAABI/DYlI19RIjcc/s1600/BIO_BABY.jpg&imgrefurl=http://dairdre-bioblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/designer-babies.html&usg=__-XrCDUDcFd6rBzFrI3cMcOGMx80=&h=300&w=420&sz=36&hl=en&start=59&zoom=1&tbnid=7He0AtgryFhJBM:&tbnh=118&tbnw=154&prev=/images%3Fq%3Ddesigner%2BBabies%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1579%26bih%3D691%26tbs%3Disch:10%2C856&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=114&vpy=397&dur=3360&hovh=190&hovw=266&tx=161&ty=108&ei=_aQqTf3VNYOdlgeI9KWSAQ&oei=PqEqTb2_BsOdnAf2lKjODQ&esq=11&page=3&ndsp=40&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:59&biw=1579&bih=691
Picture 2: http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.babylifestyles.com/images/blog/2009/02/ivf.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.babylifestyles.com/2009/02/designer-babies-choose-hair-and-eye-color-check-for-illness/&usg=__4PmM3NXIdkQrcFpXjMP_ILC08sM=&h=337&w=426&sz=29&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=-Ec3gzPMlFJpWM:&tbnh=168&tbnw=212&prev=/images%3Fq%3Ddesigner%2BBabies%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1579%26bih%3D691%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=320&ei=OKUqTaHGFcaqlAe3meSSAg&oei=PqEqTb2_BsOdnAf2lKjODQ&esq=4&page=1&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:16,s:0&tx=86&ty=91
Definition of Designer baby: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/designer-babies.html
Michelle Seguin: http://seguin-biologyblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/are-we-too-advanced-for-our-own-good.html?showComment=1295591235667#c3253711487341740469
Anker Gonsalves: http://ankerlovesbio.blogspot.com/2010/11/design-baby_13.html?showComment=1295592195655#c2673210734535951501