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Brave New World?: Children without Sex, Sex without Children

June 2, 2007

Career-centered family building may be on the horizon.  A new study reveals the probability of a process that will enable egg fertilization without the inconvenience of pregnancy. “Ice babies” will be produced in the lab. Dejrassi, creator of the birthcontrol pill, is pioneering vitrification despite the social and ethical concerns.  He writes:

“Is there not something to be said for wisdom, affection and maturity? Why shouldn’t a woman have a child when she is older if the science is there to help her? Nowadays it is not thought peculiar if a man in his 50s or 60s has a child. So should it be different for a woman?”

Is this responsible use of science or unethical child play?

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