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Eugenics/Designer-babies... is the concept really that bad?
RE: Eugenics/Designer-babies... is the concept really that bad?
Sounds more like the parents make the decision not "the government." 

Raising a kid is tough enough without some do-gooder-with-a-bible like you telling them that they must have a kid with an easily detectable birth defect.  Maybe if your fucking god was a better "designer" this wouldn't be such a problem?
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RE: Eugenics/Designer-babies... is the concept really that bad?
(August 16, 2017 at 12:54 pm)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: For those who say the slippery slope is just fear-mongering: HERE

I guess liberal Western democracies have decided that people with Downs don't deserve to live.

More accurately, at least for now, we wonder whether or not they deserve to suffer, and we wonder whether or not the parents deserve to suffer.  For now, the answer is "Its up to the parents" - which, hilariously, ignores the opinion of the primary sufferer through necessity(they can't tell us what they think about it, obviously). Amusingly, even when they -can- tell us their opinion..if their opinion happened to be "I'd rather die" - we won't allow it.

There just isn't any high ground to be had here - it's a field of exclusively sub-optimal choices. That would be your god at work, would it not, Neo?

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RE: Eugenics/Designer-babies... is the concept really that bad?
(August 16, 2017 at 12:54 pm)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: For those who say the slippery slope is just fear-mongering: HERE

I guess liberal Western democracies have decided that people with Downs don't deserve to live.

People in the west have the choice as well. 
What does this have to do with deleting disease genes?
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