At some point, we must wonder if technology has not out paced humanity….
The story of an Australian couple who aborted twin boys because they want to use IVF to ensure they have a daughter is attracting a lot of attention, especially among pro-lifers, and understandably so since the case seems to foreshadow an ethics-free future of eugenics.
According to the Herald-Sun newspaper of Melbourne, which interviewed the couple, the woman, who is in her thirties, is “consumed by grief over the daughter who died soon after birth” and admits she has “become obsessed with having a daughter and it has become vital to her psychological health.”
The husband told the newspaper that it was the couple’s “right” to try this route. “It’s ridiculous that sex selection is illegal, actually. For certain circumstances it should be legalized.”
Sex-selective abortions also take place in some places in the United States, though the vast majority of Americans reject the practice as unethical, and because the procedure is often used to destroy female fetuses and preserves males.
The mother admits that she is obsessed with having a girl. Briefly reading it, it sounds like she has a psychological disorder to say the least and should be treated before IVF is used again.
- Playing with nature – the ethics of sex selection (thepunch.com.au)
- “This couple are so desperate for a baby girl that they terminated twin boys and are fighting to choose the sex of their next child.” (althouse.blogspot.com)
- Couple abort twin boys in desperate bid for IVF girl | News.com.au (deaconforlife.blogspot.com)