I'm not "admitting" to anything - there was a post which implied this early on. I wasn't the only person who inferred this from the posts; a few people said they were offended as well. If I cared to continue this debate I'd go back and find it. But I don't.
If there was an emoticon with a white flag I'd insert it here.
**Eta-I would much rather an embryo be discarded due to gender than a 20w fetus. Assuming one hasn't used PGD or NIPT due to financial constraints. But, then, how are they to afford GS to prevent termination of a healthy baby........?**
I think most people are against it when it is on the basis of gender alone because it seems so superficial.
Last edited by Ngaiz; 24-05-2016 at 19:41.
I think you get what you're given and tough luck, appreciate it. I think PGD should be left alone unless for medical reasons. My DD's might need to use it oneday as a medical reason arises, if I'd have known I'd have needed to use it I would have also. I don't like it being rubbished sort of thing and feel quite strongly it should and only be used for medical reasons, it's there for that purpose and that purpose only in my opinion.
I am thinking more long-term. Technology that is not used now, will become used in a limited way. Then it will become more main******. Pretty soon, it is more likely than not that people are utilising the technology to design the family they choose. There is a gender imbalance in China simply due to the one child policy, and people aborting girl babies, or killing them after they have been born. Our generation should understand better than anyone how quickly new technologies go from being used by the minority to the majority. And who will be excluded from using this technology? You say someone with 2 boys should be allowed to select to have a girl. But what about someone who only wants one child - and wants that child to be a girl? Why should that person be excluded from selecting gender just because they want fewer children? It's easy to say 'oh we will take away the right to use the technology once things start going bad' - but once something is out there, it's really difficult to then take it away. Take smoking, for example. We KNOW it is bad. We've known for a long time. But once we are given the right to smoke, it is very difficult to take that right away. I think it is a very slippery slope, and we need to be so careful. It is so much bigger than 'I want a girl/boy baby'. The potential effects are huge.
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