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Gender selection.

This was inspired by a previous post. What are your thoughts about gender selection? I'm talking about medical intervention like fertilisation or abortion.
I'm personally against it because some countries now have a dangerous gender imbalance.

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beeky

Asked by beeky at 11:57 AM on Sep. 15, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (18)
  • Completely against it.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 12:07 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Absolutely against it.
    Amaranth361

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 12:10 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • I think it is detrimental to society, mostly because it overemphasises gender & thus gender roles. Or as the ethics committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine put it; "the potential for inherent gender discrimination, inappropriate control over nonessential characteristics of children, unnecessary medical burdens and costs for parents, and inappropriate and potentially unfair use of limited medical resources" make it a bad idea.

    nysa00

    Answer by nysa00 at 12:12 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • That's taking roll of "playing GOD" a little to far!
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 12:22 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • I agree that it can cause imbalances. Look at all the female babies in orphanages in China. Some things should just be left to nature.
    Marwill

    Answer by Marwill at 12:22 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Hospitals in Britain will not tell you the gender of the baby.  They stopped because of the alarming rate of female fetus abortions amongst the Asian community.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 12:27 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • The selection part is not why the female children are in orphanages in China they are there because of the lack of value a woman brings. The gender selection of future children would Mean all those girls would have been aborted or never created to begin with.
    Alanaplus3

    Answer by Alanaplus3 at 12:28 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Completely against it!! God will give you what you need. If you only ever have boys, then you were not meant to have girls, or vice-versa. Choosing like this, is going against the will of God!
    alexsmomma06

    Answer by alexsmomma06 at 12:51 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Against it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:54 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • against it.
    necro1134

    Answer by necro1134 at 12:56 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

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