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Designer Babies

by | 22nd, July 2004

‘SINCE for many women a baby is merely an accessory, why should you girls not be able to get one that matches your outfit or your mood?

‘Hmm. Which one shall I take out with me today?’

The Mirror reports that the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has said that women can give birth to ‘designer babies’, but only to help save the life of a sick sibling.

While this is good news for the parents of ill children who need lifesaving treatment that only someone with the same genes can provide, it infuriates pro-life campaigners.

In itself, this is no bad thing, but we learn that the anti-abortionists are upset that, in interfering with nature, this new science places us on a slippery slope to selecting a baby’s sex, hair colour, eyes and skin tone.

And do not doubt that science is moving on at a frightening pace.

Just look in the Mail where readers are aghast to learn that ‘if a baby sucks his right thumb, he will be right-handed’. And male, by the sounds of it.

Egad! This is mankind gone mad. Suddenly, we fear for our race’s future and hereby announce that Anorak will be setting up a compound for genetically unmodified people, untouched by evil science, in an underground cave in the Dollis Hill area of London.

Anyone wishing to join can apply online. However, we regret that we cannot accept anyone with blonde hair, blue eyes, freckles, one foot slightly longer than the other, coat-hanger shoulders, thin lips, squinty eyes, beards, leg hair, wing-nut ears…’

Posted: 22nd, July 2004 | In: Tabloids Comment | TrackBack | Permalink