Choose Your Favorite Embryo–and Dump the Rest

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Moral imbecility is a growth industry. Too bad you can’t buy stock.

A Stanford University law prof who doubles as a bioethics wallah predicts that within 20 to 40 years, sex will no longer be necessary for reproduction and that parents will be able to choose one or two embryos out of, say, 80: “Dozens of choices for which of your embryos should be placed in your womb to become your child” (https://www.yahoo.com/news/ethicist-foresees-choosing-baby-dozens-embryos-050710538.html).

What about the ones who aren’t chosen? Oh, well…

The idea seems to be to create a whole passel of embryos and pick the one you want. Predicts the prof, “The majority of babies who have good health coverage will be conceived this way.” His book is called The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction.

No more sex? Oh, you’ll still be able to indulge in fornication. Indeed, says the prof, this technique would enable “same-sex couples” to have babies. Like, what more could anybody want?

Someday I fear a book will be written, While Christianity Slept. God grant I’m wrong.

 

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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