British scientists have called for urgent regulation after US researchers unveiled a new technique that would allow parents to easily pick the sex of their child during IVF.
Currently selecting the sex of an embryo is banned in the UK for non-medical reasons, but the new process involves choosing the correct sperm which increases the odds of having a boy or a girl to around 80 per cent.
British experts warned that the technique could provide a legal loophole that would allow couples to choose the sex of their child.
For of course the choice should not be allowed to parents. People should only have the edited choices which scientists – in effect, the British upper middle classes – decide people should be allowed to have.
Because, as is obvious, that subset of the toffs who can read without moving their lips do know what’s best for the proles and they’re going to insist they get it, good and hard. That’s both science and ethics right there.