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Sun Sep 16, 2012, 05:28 AM

13. Two things: One, knowing a lot of actual, real-world parents, not the kind that exist in the, say,

imagination of sci-fi authors, I can tell you that I don't see it being a particularly big "danger".

Sex selection is a big deal in China because of a combination of a one-child policy that veers towards totalitarianism, AND a society that strongly values boys over girls.

I just don't think most people, most would-be parents in this country, are going to give that much of a shit. Most people who can physiologically accomplish it, enjoy very much making their kids the old fashioned way, believe you me. Most parents want a baby who is healthy. Period. With our kids, I had a strong feeling about their genders before they were born. Not a preference, but a feeling. Can't explain it, but I was always right.

And there are certain genetic issues that it would absolutely be beneficial to be able to address; things like Huntington's, for instance. Genetic diseases that can kill.

I'm not worried about science and technology leading down a dangerous path in these regards. I think generalizations about these millions of parents who would love to order a custom baby at the drive thru are silly; maybe I'm isolated from most of America, but I don't think that is how most people actually operate.

I think most people will continue to have kids the way they always had.

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