For the Children

Posted: September 29, 2014 in Uncategorized
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In 1997 an egg was fertilized with the DNA of three donors. The result were at last count at least 17 babies, that technically had 3 biological parents. There was some outrage in the scientific and religious communities. You don’t need a degree in mathematics to know that, the three parent children are now entering their senior year of high school. The identities of these children has been and I feel should be unknown.  The protection provided by the anonymity of the children’s origins is, based on the outcry is needed.

While many did not accept or acknowledge these miracles, the babies were born and now have grown up. The acceptance or denial of the children did nothing to stop the miracle of life from happening. While much of the outcry was over whether or not this should be done and what it could mean for the future of man kind few were focused on why it was done.images (5)

This was primarily done to prevent mothers from passing on genetic diseases to their children. What can amount to a death sentence for some,  genetic diseases have plagued and continue to plague generation after generation. This fertilization and genetic modifications can help stop the spread of genetic diseases. The promise for the future of man is bright!

I am not sure what it is that makes men and women cry out against progress, maybe a lack of education and fear does it? I think though that fear can be relieved through an education, and an education can be ascertained through questions.

Some of the questions are big ones like; what is life? Are the teenagers, with three parents, just as alive as an teenager with two parents?  Of course the answer to the second question is yes. With the yes answer I would ask one more. Who are we to stand in the way of life and more importantly, life without genetic diseases.






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