I am an American with Cerebral Palsy, a condition now detectable before birth. In the Atlantic, I saw a horrifying article on human genetic engineering. I’m not against birth defect detection if it is used to prepare support for the future child but I will never accept the conception of designer and now “anti” designer babies. The anti in quotes because because if you engineer the person to be as repulsive as possible it is still an active choice.
I’m very grateful to be alive and loved. I want fetuses like I was to have chance at life without restricting access to abortion. I believe it is a woman’s choice without a doubt. I want us to ask ourselves if we split and add and recreate our DNA is the end creature even human. Our anatomy can be born wrong but regardless of genital the rest is uniquely human and shared. I’m not a huge fan of the GMO movement in general particularly the use of killer genes. We don’t know what will be lost and never regained. I do know that we are lucky to be as genetically and socially diverse as species. Maybe it is as funky as plaid but I’m always amazed by the awesome range of humanity. We are all improvisions of human DNA. I believe in God and that his creation has a method. How cruel is the idea that a parent would willfully have their child as ugly as possible as an art exhibit. Not everyone is traditionally attractive and deserve love but to do it to live as Dr. Munroe is evil.
We do need to overcome our traditional prejudices but making more to solve is insane. I think it is an attempt to distract the matters at hand. Eugenics for master races is wrong as is for artistic statements. Art is property and people should never be again.