Sunday, July 09, 2006

The latest and greatest in IVF

Apparently eugenics and fraud are creeping in . . . the destruction of "problematic" embryos being one part of the brave new world.

Criticism of the new test was immediate, reported Britain's Daily Mail newspaper the next day. "It is not about taking an embryo and curing it," said Josephine Quintavalle, of Comment on Reproductive Ethics, "but about diagnosing and then throwing away."

Simone Aspis, of the British Council of Disabled People, warned: "Screening out autism would breed a fear that anyone who is different in any way will not be accepted. It would create a society where only perfection is valued."

Something I've briefly mentioned before is a classmate's dream of a world where everyone is the same so that no one fights with one another. Are we one more step there?

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