“As ye sow…..”

2 3 mins 15 yrs

Just finished reading a novel by Jodi Picoult entitled “My Sister’s Keeper”, and thought it was not too often that fiction mirrors fact so absolutely! Briefly, the story revolves around the legal trials generated by a ten-year-old girl, born as a direct result of genetic screening and embryo selection, so that she might act as a saviour to her sister, who has a virulent type of leukaemia. She rebels against the constant intrusive and painful procedures which all, of course, are designed to aid her sister; as the parents have never even contemplated the possibility that the younger sister might object!