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Thread: Sex Selection Craze
September 17th, 2012 02:27 PM #16Senior Member
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but the eggs that are discarded are fertilized correct? That, to me, is murder. I believe in life at conception, so gender-selction would be totally off the table. This coming from someone who has only been praying for a gaggle of little boys. If I get a plethora of daughters, well, I'll take it God was trying to teach me patience and acceptance.
September 17th, 2012 02:52 PM #18
Anyway, they went to the US and had her eggs fertilised in a lab, and the doctors implanted the female ones. When asked what she wanted done with the male eggs, they offered her the chance to have them donated to a woman with no eggs so she could have IVF. She declined, she wanted them to be destroyed. And so they were.
It made me feel physically ill that not only did she refuse to have any male eggs implanted, but she wouldn't give a childless couple the chance to be parents either because she insisted they were destroyed when they could have been donated. Why would she destroy her eggs when they could have brought joy to another family? It was very uncomfortable viewing. I couldn't believe what I was seeing.
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September 17th, 2012 04:14 PM #20
Edison past what they teach in elementary school, you know that he wasn't so much a great inventor as a great businessman. In most cases, Edison didn't actually invent things (such as the light bulb) but would take someone else's invention/idea, tweek it, then get a patent on it so he could make money off of it.
September 17th, 2012 04:47 PM #22
Medical problems aside: IMO, nature is the only dictator of the world. It’s science after all, and science says there is a 50/50 chance you will get a girl or a boy – egg cells have XX, sperm is XY, so two combos have to be XX and the other two have to be XY. It’s an exact 50% chance, so that the world’s population has a more or less consistent proportion of half girls, half boys. And nature hasn’t just done that for the fun of it – it keeps our species going. It seems silly to go to such lengths to alter all this. I reckon you can want something but still just be happy with what you get. In very remote areas in some countries, baby girls are left to die so there aren’t as many women, which leads to bride kidnappings. That’s why it shouldn’t be tampered with – socially, it’s dangerous.
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September 17th, 2012 05:52 PM #24Senior Member
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I don't think it's wrong but I wouldn't do it myself. The reason is very practical - I think it would be hard to ensure a balance of genders if people were able to choose.
I don't have a problem at all if other women want to have their own fertilized eggs destroyed. But if I were in their position I would gladly give out the male fertilized eggs. And again the sole reason is it would help balancing out the genders.
Last edited by bmm; September 17th, 2012 at 05:58 PM.