Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Is your baby gay?

Okay, so I just read this FASCINATING article at Radar online.

Though I hold very strong opinions and beliefs about a lot of topics, this is not a place I intend to turn in to a pulpit.

That being said, this article raises a lot of really thoughtful questions about genetic testing and choices parents can make.

Conservatives opposed to both abortion and homosexuality will have to ask themselves whether the public shame of having a gay child outweighs the private sin of terminating a pregnancy (assuming the stigma on homosexuality survives the scientific refutation of the Right's treasured belief that it's a "lifestyle choice"). Pro-choice activists won't be spared, either. Will liberal moms who love their hairdressers be as tolerant when faced with the prospect of raising a little stylist of their own? And exactly how pro-choice will liberal abortion-rights activists be when thousands of potential parents are choosing to filter homosexuality right out of the gene pool?


So, if you're in the mood to think (though I rarely am) check it out.

2 comments:

Rachel said...

Well
1) - Always liked that picture of you guys and
2) Never believed in messing with the gene pool. It works in stories and graphic novels, but never in real life. - So let those liberal and conservative moms have their gay babies!

Vida said...

ARGHHH! I couldn't get through the entire article. It actually made me cringe. ICK! Just the thought of someone actually chosing to terminate a life based on it's "predetermined" sexual orientation. That gives me the heebee jeebees!!!Blick! Blick! I did not find that article "fascinating", orange blossoms are fascinating.

~Vida