Reading a evolutionary bio text book on my own accord. Answering the question in it as well. I answered this question. Do you agree with my answer? These are just my views. Question Recently there has been controversy about ability to screen foetuses for certain genetic abnormalities. If an abnormality is found the parents could then make the decision to terminate the pregnancy (this has happened with disorders such as Down’s syndrome). Is this ethical? Is it ethical for parents to choose the sex of their children in this way? Is this ethically no more justifiable than eugenics? Answer This is a very interesting question and like many interesting questions the answers will vary. And not all of them will be clear cut. For the first part that is it ethical? The answer according to me is that given the circumstances it is very ethical. Geoffry Miller in his book the mating mind talks about that we humans have engineered how we are though generations of mate selection. Is it ethical to leave a girl just because she is not pretty while her medical bill shows no diseases? The fact is that the mind has evolved to screen certain features and what is and isn't attractive(its decided by natural selection). Now when the power has shifted from the people(quite literally) and has become more personal(similar to the evolution of computers) people are talking about whether it's ethical or not. Questions like this always arise i believe and this is a guess, that people raise questions like these when they lose power and control. Or when they see others getting more or about the same as they have been getting(and they don't like that equality(sort of become of Marxism)). But like i said this is a guess or for a better word a really disorganised hypothesis. It is ethical to choose the sex of the child this way, after all a boy like that will be a burden to society and the last I checked society wasn't doing too good. Eugenics is a great idea and I am very much in favour of it because as I said humanity has always been engaged in eugenics since the dawn of time. There are certain traits that men find attractive and vice versa. Again those who deviate too much are thrown into oblivion. The problem with eugenics which is its undoing(everything carries the seeds of its own destruction) is that many of the worlds geniuses, that eugenicists wants to mass produce were the results of two idiots coming together.