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Would willing Advantage Genetic Screeningengineering Overcome Sterility – No



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For me this would have to be a no, I wouldn't take advantage of genetic engineering to overcome any problem. I think this is a dangerous idea, not only for parents, but also for the perspective child. There are a few reasons for this.

Reason number one on my charts is would it really be successful? There is so much we still don't know about our makeup and how messing with it would affect the unborn life, or even the life of the person giving birth. How do we know that in our drive to change what we don't like about ourselves or unborn children won't make matters worse than they already are? Questions would come to my mind such as what would the long term effect on my partner be?, and what if something goes wrong? Too many variables are present when you start dealing with genetics.

Another factor is this: We are talking about getting rid of genetic diseases and, I'm assuming, birth defects to an extent as well. Now no one likes the idea of fitting the disabled description, but sadly it is a fact of life. There have been some incredible people that were brilliant and in some circles, branded heroes. Steven Hawking comes to mind here. He wasn't disabled in the least at least not mentally. Though he may not have said so directly, you know he drew a lot of determination to become what he is through overcoming his own disability. He's arguably one of the greatest minds of our time, a brilliant scientist in the realm of physics. Yet, he can't walk or talk or move for that matter. But look what he's done with his life!

We teach our children about working hard to overcome their obstacles to success, climbing them and conquering them. Children as well as adults learn this way, to always strive for what they want in life despite what hindrances they may have. Now no one wants to see their child, or anyone for that matter, with severe birth defects and the like, but they are a fact of life. Just trying to get rid of them is, though a nice gesture is wholly unrealistic. I have ADDI will always have ADD and no amount of science will change that. But I learned how to overcome it and be productive despite it. And look where it's gotten me. Fairly good job, surviving on my own and I'm able to do it all without science finding a way to weed it out of me. I did it because I was determined that I was going to let it control how it affected my life.


A final thought. Stephen Hawking on his own website said this on it: I am quite often asked: How do you feel about having ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)? The answer is, not a lot. I try to lead as normal a life as possible, and not think about my condition, or regret the things it prevents me from doing, which are not that many.

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