A lot of stupid has been going on in Britain lately (see UK Police Chief Goes Full Idiot. Demands Officer Uniform Include Burkas…). So we’re all very relieved to hear Brits found some time to do a little medical science in between afternoon tea and… evening tea. What scientific realm have they picked to dive into, you ask? Spoiler: it’s not the cure for cancer.
Britain is officially paving the path for three parent babies. You know, as in the genetic conglomeration of three people. Their reasoning? To create babies who don’t carry on the diseases of the original mom. Supposedly. I know, probably not as technically useful as developing actual disease treatments but… priorities.
Britain is set to become the first country in the world to legally offer “three parent baby” fertility treatments after regulators gave the green light.
The technique, which uses DNA from two women and a man, would allow mothers who carry disease-causing mutations to give birth to children free of the illness.
Opponents have warned that the move paves the way for “designer babies”.
This slope is more slippery than Michael Moore’s gullet after a third helping of pizza. For multiple reasons. Creating mutant, genetically modifiable babies sounds a lot like eugenics. Imagine if someone like racist Margaret Sanger had this technology in their bony clutches?
Also, this goes hand in hand in hand in hand with the left’s obsession with polygamy (see The New, Liberal Push for Polygamy…). Legalization of three parent babies is the perfect opportunity for poly phlegm wads to finally achieve their dream of creating a lovechild.
Look, nobody is saying polygamists are horrible people. They’re just bad candidates for parenting. Possibly even worse than lesbians (see Child Abuse? Lesbian Parents Force Toddler Son to be ‘Queer’). Pardon my bigotry, but being raised in the love den of three or more unstable turd patties doesn’t seem like a good time. But alas, this is par for the progressive course. Marriage for everybody is so last year. Now we’re onto bigger, gayer things. Equal parenting rights and all.
Speaking of progress…