What a mom of a child with Down syndrome thinks about ‘designer babies’
Posted on February 18, 2013
I’ll be honest. I really thought this was going to be so much easier. When my editors at SheKnows and allParenting asked me to cover a debate on genetic engineering of babies, I thought, sure! How hard can it be? I mean, the hashtag associated with the debate was #designerbabies.
Um, yeah. Controversial. Risky. Scary. A solid no vote from this mama. Right? I’d love to hear how you react after reading my SheKnows article, which I worked hard to make balanced. Did I do it right? Where do you land?
SheKnows reports: Should we be able to design our own babies?
After watching the debate and writing the SheKnows article, I was torn. The “answer” I landed on might not be popular with other parents, but y’all know the last time I went with an answer just because it was popular was… right. Never.
You may not like what I write about, and you may not like me. But I ask that you respect my honesty. When it comes to an issue as fraught with emotion as the genetic engineering of babies, honesty is all I’ve got.
What do you think? I’d really like to know. Join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter.