Gender Selection Ethics
Is it right or wrong to choose a baby's sex?
- Survey Responses About Gender Selection Ethics
- See the responses to this site's survey question about whether it is okay to try to choose the sex of your baby, using either natural or high tech methods. As you'll see, people have differing opinions.
- The Presumption in Favor of Liberty
- In the United Kingdom, gender selection was banned after an opinion poll showed that most UK citizens were opposed to its use for family balancing ("social reasons"). German bioethicist Edgar Dahl has criticized the ruling for violating the principle of the presumption of liberty. Although Dahl specifically addresses the United Kingdom, his statements apply to any government that values the personal freedom of its citizens.