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Should we be allowed to chose the gender of our babies watch

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    Via fertility treatment?
    Its illegal to do so in the uk but its legal to travel abroad to get it done.
    This is usually done by celebs because they have the money to do it as it is expensive.
    Is it time to make it legal.
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    people should just let nature take its course and do it the natural way. you can now do things such as choose eye colour and stuff. we're closer and close to creating test tube babies.
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    No
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    why?
    be thankful what you are getting
    don't be thankless
    babies are after all babies
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    No although I have some symnpathy for families that have say 5 girls and would like a boy. Dont know the current rules, but obviously people who wnat to aboid a serious genetic disorder that runs in a particular sex, then i think its fine. We say no to designer convenience babies though.

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    This story was interesting about the woman who tracked down her sperm donor and married him.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35890805
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    (Original post by mkap)
    you can now do things such as choose eye colour and stuff. we're closer and close to creating test tube babies.
    I hear this argument all the time about why its wrong.
    "next step designer babies" etc but is this really a bad thing?
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    Yes, think of those families in China who want sons to help look after the fields and work for the family.
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    (Original post by muslimstanisyed)
    I hear this argument all the time about why its wrong.
    "next step designer babies" etc but is this really a bad thing?
    bc if you believe in god then your going against his will if ygm.
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    (Original post by mkap)
    bc if you believe in god then your going against his will if ygm.
    Yeah but surely if you believe that it would be against gods will you just wouldn't participate? Shouldn't it be down to the individuals decision
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    It defies nature/God which is a no no
    but on a different note, I mean if they want a boy, they want a boy
    if they want a girl, they want a girl, **** it
    I've thought about doing it
    I mean I really just want a boy and a girl, that's it.
    Why play Russian Roulette with the woman, sleeping with her all the time gambling till she pops out the gender I want
    All those kids meantime I lowkey resent because I didn't turn up lucky with the sex I wanted them to be :curious:
    avoid all of that
    that shouldn't mean not having anymore kids after you select
    Also not sure how healthy it is but if it's perfectly risk free why nah
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    (Original post by mkap)
    bc if you believe in god then your going against his will if ygm.
    The only thing you've ever said on here that makes some kind of sense
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    The idea of anyone choosing their baby's gender is hideous to me. I have a son and I don't particularly desire daughters but I'd never dream of choosing the gender of a baby even if the option was open.
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    (Original post by muslimstanisyed)
    Via fertility treatment?
    Its illegal to do so in the uk but its legal to travel abroad to get it done.
    This is usually done by celebs because they have the money to do it as it is expensive.
    Is it time to make it legal.
    If they can afford it then I don't see why not
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    I see no problem with it. People should be able to design their babies, like they design the way they are brought up.

    Slightly related, but do those that are full pro choice, do you belive it is acceptable to choose the sex of your baby, or abort based on their gender?
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    Only on the basis that having a baby of a certain gender is likely to have certain genetic diseases. otherwise, no.

    People really should be grateful they can have babies in the first place. Some of us can't.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    Only on the basis that having a baby of a certain gender is likely to have certain genetic diseases. otherwise, no.

    People really should be grateful they can have babies in the first place. Some of us can't.
    aww im sorry about that
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    I heard John Legend's wife, Chrissy Teigan, did that with her eggs. It sparked had mixed reactions. Some people thought she was sick, and some were like "meh". Don't most parents have a preferred gender?

    The only difference is taking action and increasing the odds. Its nothing like selectively isolating genes to design the most perfect kid or anything on a computer.
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    Well in a society where men and women are regarded as equal, there really shouldn't be a problem (preferences in specific genders should even out to be 50:50)

    But in other societies, it's the worst thing you can allow to happen... Then again, if a society doesn't want one particular gender because of backward ideas, maybe they do deserve to die out
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    I don't believe in imposing ethics. If someone wants to pay for it, let them.
 
 
 
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