Pay $20,000 And Determine the sex of your child…..

So I was reading this article the other day and it talked about how you can pay twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to determine the sex of your child; you determine whether you want a boy or a girl. Now, before I tell you what I think of this absurd procedure, here is how it works:

  • Several eggs are extracted from the mother by doctors, sperm is supplied by the father.

  • The father's sperm is used to fertilize the mother's eggs.

  • After 3 days, several 8-cell embryos will have developed.

  • Specialists examine the genetic makeup of the embryos, screening for both genetic diseases and desired gender.

  • Healthy embryos of the gender you desire are implanted in the mother.

This is absolute insanity! Why any parent in his or her reasonable mind would want to do this is beyond me. There different reasons why this is wrong, the most important of which is God. I believe couples who do this are simply playing God, and we know what results from doing that. Forget all the scientific XY chromosomes, I say God is the one who determines sex of a baby. I mean he created Adam and Eve for a reason right? Imagine how different history would be if parents of many great men and women had chosen to go the other way. Wait, there is more.

While some people are dying to even conceive, some are saying they want one and not the other. If you choose the sex of your baby, you might as well be determining the baby's destiny. Ethically and morally, this is wrong. Another thing is that over 70% of parents who engage in this procedure will do so because they want a "boy" and not a "girl". A child is a child, what difference does it make? Take whatever child God gives you and make the best of the child.

Lets stop forcing the hand God by dealing with things that are beyond us. I see no difference between this procedure and the practice of infanticide - "the intentional killing of infants, especially females." After much thought, I'm still yet to come up with one good thing that this procedure does. Romans 1:18 says that "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth." Do with that what you will.

What is your opinion? Should parents be able to choose the sex of their child? Share you thoughts.


1 comment

  1. No! I think its not just absurd, its weird. But, you know, due to constant developments in Science and Technology, a lot of things are becoming possible.


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