Listening to the snivelling and swivelling contributors to the broadcasts and debates regarding ‘Three Person Baby’ proposals, and how terrible it would be if the Law was not changed to allow a couple whose genetic make-up gives their children a possibility of a mitochondrial disease or condition; I was struck by the miserable sentimentality spoken by the woman whose first child has this condition. “Oh, she won’t live for more than four years; so we must be able to have a baby who will not be struck down with this terrible condition!”
What a disgraceful, self-centred, outrageous proposition this is! If the do-gooders and the ‘science’ get their way, we shall be engineering a new person, not one who has the traits and genetic make-up of the parents, but something new, and something very sinister; because we just do not know what the outcome will be.
The Westminster MP’s should say a very firm ‘NO’, and the parents, or would-be parents who discover that any children may be afflicted should be firmly told that they either attempt to have a child in the normal, unscientific way, and love the outcome; or adopt, or go without!