A designer baby is any baby who is preferred over another baby, the way one might pick a handbag or a rug.
The only exception should be when the resulting baby ends up having a life not worth living. In my book “We need to talk about this”, I give a definition of “a life not worth living” that has held up so far. This definition does not represent what I feel, but what could be doable to work with in practice.
This also means, however, that parents should get all the assistance they need. This means that the baby (and child) should get all the assistance he or she needs to enable him or her to FLOURISH.
Society creates so many hindrances for anyone who isn’t mainstream. We should embrace diversity as it enriches society and we should address the artificial impairments so that they disappear.
I also believe that techniques like CRISPR should be used first to help remedy these “lives not worth living”. Why? Because it is a logical approach, based on the application of (generally globally accepted) principles instead of personal preferences.
Model and former Miss Great Britain Danielle Lloyd is flying to Cyprus for a designer baby: