Designer Baby Revolution: Can We Outlaw Sexual Reproduction?
By Cameron English — August 30, 2021
Could governments mandate that we quit reproducing sexually for the sake of public health? It sounds outlandish, but there are prominent thinkers making that case.
Their argument is superficially plausible but ultimately absurd, both for scientific and ethical reasons.
…. However this particular dispute ends, the opposing sides and the underlying point of contention, who controls your body, aren’t going anywhere soon.
The reason is that advances in health care are enabling physicians to identify the genetic underpinnings of serious diseases and take preventative measures before their patients suffer the debilitating effects of these disorders.