gender selection now a multi-million dollar industry
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|Mon, 09-17-2012 - 2:41pm|
What do you think about this? According to the article, it's girls most parents are desperate for, rather than boys.
In some circumstances I can see the logic in this. For example, I have a good friend whose son has Barth Syndrome. He had a heart transplant at 18 months old. While women/girls can be CARRIERS, only an actual male can have BS. My friend is a carrier, if they had another son, he would likely suffer from this condition as well. If they had a girl, it would be all good. Long story short, her son is an only child and will remain so. Since there is no way to "guarantee" a girl, and they don't want another child going through the hell their son has, they decided to stick with just one kid.
I also have a friend who I could have seen doing this, had she had the money. She has six boys - two stepsons she has raised, four biological she gave birth too. She desperately wanted a girl each and every time she was pregnant. She adores all her kids, is an AMAZING mom, but yeah - I could see her doing this at one time.
I was suprised no one mentioned autism as a risk factor, since girls are much less likely to be autistic. (Except in my case, my daughter has ASD and my son is the "normal" one.)
What are your thoughts? Would you have ever done something like this, or would you judge someone else who did it? (I have to admit, as pro-choice as I am, I think abortion for gender selection is reprehensible!)