Meredith FultonENGL102McMahandJanuary 15, 2008A Baby like Me: The Ethics of IVF Genetic Defect BabiesIn a society where Darwin’s idea of survival of the fittest is practiced in all aspects of life, in vitro fertilization (IFV) has made blaring headlines since it was introduced in the 1970’s. Renowned author Philip Elmer-Dewitt once addressed the natural process of reproduction by stating that, “...there was only one way to make a baby, at least for humans. Either it worked or it didn’t, and if it didn’t, there was little anyone could do about it.” While test tube babies are wonderful surprises to a couple cursed with infertility, producing deformed children from in vitro cells is absurd, uncouth, and above all, unethical.It does not seem logical to deprive a perfectly healthy embryo from having the chance to live a healthy life. Will a child doomed to a life of dwarfism or deafness ever have the ability to regain their normalcy later in life? No. A physically deprived child will have to live in a modern society that prides
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