Professor Julian Savulescu said that creating so-called designer babies could be considered a “moral obligation” as it makes them grow up into “ethically better children”.
And no, he isn’t talking about genetic defects, either.
He’s talking about personality traits:
“Indeed, when it comes to screening out personality flaws, such as potential alcoholism, psychopathy and disposition to violence, you could argue that people have a moral obligation to select ethically better children.
“They are, after all, less likely to harm themselves and others.”
I guess Prof Savulescu is a ‘Nature’ man, who sets no store in ‘nurture’ whatsoever?
He said that unlike the eugenics movements, which fell out of favour when it was adopted by the N*, the system would be voluntary and allow parents to choose the characteristics of their children.
Oh, sure. They are always voluntary, these sorts of things.
When they start….
H/T: Blindcyclists via Twitter