Another brave new world
Perhaps one of the reductionism of the modern world is that man has ceased to have respect for the human being, considering it as a thing. It has lost some of the optimism and hope in the future, and enemies are everywhere: the different, the color or poverty, even children scary us, and hamper the life. In third world countries is easier to find a contraceptive pill or a landmine, that a plate of food.
Are expected of technical advances and science to solve the problems of the future, but science has very serious questions. Science and technology, that many times help men, also require significant easements. The field is wide and there is always the risk of crossing borders of ethical and legal standards to defend human life, which is no longer a hypothesis to become reality, there are already no barriers to curb excessive desire for those looking for a vein of gold in any activity, and we are seeing that "science" is big business.
The brave new world that Aldous Huxley's novel appears increasingly possible. Advances in genetic medicine are important and will be more elaborated further in the future, but it is clear that not everything that is technically feasible is ethically desirable. Thus, it would be convenient to put some barrier for any mad genetic engineer. However, we have the experience of our politicians who always find arguments in favor of any proposal, no matter how silly it be, so they go ahead with the abortion, cloning, human fetuses for research, genetic manipulation, fertilization in vitro or proposals of euthanasia. The list can go on.
The human being is not a "gadget" to join in an assembly line: the person is generated, always unique and different. This is the scenario that must be developed in the battle for the defense of life from the moment of conception until the natural end of it.