I gave this survery to ten adults, five male and five female.
The answers that I got didnt differ between the genders.
- What are your thoughts on genetic screening considering the church’s views on it?
- Do you think the technology will become so advanced that you will be able to create your baby exactly how you
want it? Explain your answer.
- What do you believe are the advantages are of genetic screening?
- What do you believe are the disadvantages of genetic screening?
- You and your spouse were having a baby and the doctor told you, you could change it to exactly how you wanted
it. You could change it’s sex, its hair colour, its eye colour and everything about it. Would you change things or leave
it how it is? Why?
The average answer
for number one was that it would be alright to do even though the church doesn’t
think so highly of it. Most people believe that it would be better on yourself, your family, and the baby’s life if
you figure out what kind of life it was going to live. A lot of the people thought that the technology will become so advanced
that people will be able to create the “perfect baby”. Only three people didn’t think they would. The other
seven people believe they will be able to because technology is becoming more advanced and advanced each day. They think that
since they have already come up with genetic screening they will be able to prevent everything and change everything about
their baby. The main advantage people stated was the fact that your baby and you will be able to live a happier life. If you
are having a baby that is going to have down syndrome it will put a lot of stress and trouble on your family. For most people,
especially those with not a lot of money it would be easier on them just not to go through with having the baby and to try
again. The disadvantages were that it goes against religious beliefs and that you can get turned down for insurances. Now
when it comes to the last question 5 said yes, and 5 said no. Most people’s reasons for yes was so they could live a
great life. They want their kid to be perfect with no imperfections and live a good life with not as many problems. The other
5 said no because they want their baby to live how god intended them to life. They wanted their kid to be the way they were
supposed to be perfect, or not, because the child would still be perfect in the eyes of God.