posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 12:50 PM
originally posted by: Timely
a reply to: trollz
I saw this on the nightly news.
Scary part is it leads the way to designer babies ...
That is flying in the face of natural selection and population control.
So now we are the "new" god/creator ?
We do not have the disposition to be such .
I think we are already there. My husband and I went to a fertility specialist. We were looking to have another baby but I am 40 so... It seemed
like a good idea.
When I explained that I am a carrier for cystic fibrosis and that I have Ashkenazi Jewish heritage. She stared at me in disbelief for a second, and
said "Really?!" Now, I live in Montana. There aren't a lot of Jewish people here, and the ones that are here usually have the good sense to be
quiet. Further, my Ashkenazi heritage has been mixed with a few other weird things so my ethnicity is hard to pin down by looking at me. I explained
that my grandfather was fully Czech with both his parents immigrating from that country and he seemed to have kept his ethnic and religious background
hidden. We wouldn't have known at all without genetic testing (although there were some cultural clues). I gave her a quick run down of this
situation and she then exclaimed in dismay "Oh no! Ashkenazi's have every nasty recessive known to man!" She recommended the usual blood test and
rather hastily got us out of the office after that.
When my test results came back my values were so low I am considered infertile; I have the fertility of a 50-60 year old woman. I've had two
children. Late life children run in the women in my family. I still have a regular period and for some reason when her nurse called me she thought I
had had my tubes tied, I hadn't, and further, she was surprised that I have a period at all, she seemed to think that was impossible considering the
hormones. While it is certainly possible that I really am infertile, in conjunction with the doctors rather unprofessional dismay at my genetic,
ah... Jewishness it just seems... strange.
My husband had a vasectomy so we need a fertility specialist to get pregnant and they are the only ones in the state, so I'm kind of stuck for it.
The road that they recommended for us to get pregnant--the "aggressive" fertility treatment that was expensive with massive side effects and all of
the "essential" genetic testing we would need because of my heritage would have run us in excess of 80 grand, if it took the first time, which, I was
warned over and over it probably wouldn't.
edit on 3-8-2017 by redhorse because: (no reason given)