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Thread #63369   Message #1030320
Posted By: GUEST,Wolfgang
06-Oct-03 - 04:44 AM
Thread Name: BS: No 'right to choose' this...
Subject: RE: BS: No 'right to choose' this...
Property rights are the only sound solution however hideous it may seem at the first glance.

It may not have happened yet but it will: A woman runs away after an intercourse with a rich man, collects the spermy, partitions it into small bits and deep freezes it for future use. You may read then in EBay: Bill Gates's sperms (100% DNA identification guaranteed) for highest bid. Minimum bid: Twice the annual fee that will be awarded in a paternity claim. Monica could have made much more out of her mouthful of presidential DNA. In future, you will burn your used condoms just to be safe.

Eventually it will even be possible to manufacture your lookalike without any access to your sperms.

The sensible solution will be that you will have the property rights to your own DNA even if it has already been combined with another DNA. There will be only two exceptions: (1) An already born child (2) if you are a man you will not have full rights over a fetus growing in a woman (that is, legally enforced abortion by man's will only will not be possible.

Wolfgang