When the choice to change every characteristic of a child is available, many would not refuse. Why have average children when it is possible to have one with perfect health, one whose good looking, intelligent and every other desirable characteristic parents could want? ... ... middle of paper ... ...his reason the child wouldn’t have the traits their parents gave them and that would be wrong. People should believe that everyone is special ad not try to make their children perfect because we don’t live in a perfect world. Works Cited "Designer Babies - TIME."
I think designer babies should not be allowed because it is risky and unfair to the child and to others. People could argue that designer babies can help save the lives of others but they can also be used to create the perfect baby in terms of appearance and knowledge. The method used to create these designer babies is not yet 100% safe. There are certain things that can go wrong that can permanently hurt or even terminate the embryo. Because the technology used to create designer babies is so recent it is unsure whether genetically altering the babies will effect the gene pool.
Is it right to “design” our children? What are the consequences? The practice of gene manipulation is seen as Frankenstein-ish, but it is solely to benefit all humans with longer and healthier lives. Gene manipulation is able to screen disorders of the fetus, prevent diseases from occurring to the following generations and allows parents to design their children. Prenatal testing is a very common procedure that is done .
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Designer Babies If it seems hard choosing what features to put on a new computer, then imagine how hard it would be to choose them for a child. The options could be endless, from hair color to what activities the child will be good at. Some people think designer babies are a good way to make the baby they really want. However, designing a baby is unethical and should not be used for anything but medical purposes only. Therefore, genetic engineering for designer babies should be regulated.
Yes, there are beneficial aspects that come from these techniques; for instance, preventing genetic disorders that could be deadly later on in life, the enhancement of children, or keeping up with modern technologies. There are parents that want to give their child a better life, and having a designer baby is helpful in their situation. Unfortunately, this use of technology is not 100% accurate and can be unsafe. Many people disregard these facts because designer babies would be better looking and smarter. There could be a split between designer babies and non-designer babies; society could have different social groups and one of the two would be outcast.
The use of genetic engineering should not give parents the choice to design their child because of the act of humans belittling and “playing” God, the ethics involved in interfering with human lives, and the dangers of manipulating human genes. Because of the recent technological advances in genetic engineering, parents could have the choice not only to pick and choose their children’s physical appearances, but many personality traits and talents as well. As amazing and unreal as this seems, for some people a chance to create their baby’s characteristics is a dream come true. Parents can build almost every aspect of their child, taking away the faith most people have in God. The belief that He created man, makes designing and choosing characteristics in a child seem to belittle God.
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