It's Friday night...
and it's Max blogging in Fiona's name. We are talking about new science to find out the sex of unborn child from six weeks into the pregnancy, but will it be abused? Also, should developing stop pursuing lifestyles of developed countries, because it's too enegy-consuming?
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Gender test kit
In iraq, boys are preferred over girls,but the percentage population of females is more than males, up to sixty%. Maybe b/c of wars and abroad emigration, I don't support the methods of sex election, and when i'll be a doctor after graduation, i won't do it!
annonymous, OR, USA
sounds good to me, especially in china & india. that many fewer mouths to feed in 3rd world countries that cant afford them anyway.
All things may be permissable, but not all are beneficial.The issue of gender test is one of such.It's unethical.Girls may be endangered.
Samuel Tommy T in Chongwe, Zambia
I think being male or female is God's choice and not man's. This technology will just lead to too many abortions and put many women's lives at risk.
Biodun Martins, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
Knowing the sex will lead to abortion.No one has the right to take life, a foetus or not .Human life starts in the womb.
Dowel Alison khartoum-sudan
I am a father of seven grils the kit could be a remedy to my problems.
Don, Cape Town, South Africa
Africa also favours males. Do taxpayers pay 4 these mad research programmes?
In societies where gals are not seen as less important it is a bad idea.
OBED JEREMIAH from Plateau state Nigeriah
Why do we want to know the sex of babies before they are born? Remember they are free gift of God. This test should be abandoned.
Climate changes and developing countries
Fighting global warming is everybody's responsiblity,the west as well as the east must sacrifice,.
Clara Akele, NigeriaDeveloping world must do something as well. At least let Africa stop cutting down trees without replacement.
SANA in Burkina Faso
Hi! I do think we in developing world have nothing to change in our way of life.
Also, some of you have suggested on Tony Blair's future:
I'm so disappointed with TB since he became GWB's poodle I'd suggest he becomes a ratcatcher.
Mr.Blair is a handsome gentleman, I suggest he'd work as a false date to every girl wants to make her boy friend jelous! And do you know what's the best part? When the jelous lover hits Mr.Blair badly!
Why doesn't Tony Blair apologize on the 400th anniversary of Jamestown for the massacre of native Americans? Not trendy enough!
Richard University, Maiduguri in Nigeria
I think setting up a foundation to help africa will be the best retirement plan for Prime minister Blair
Kevin in Nairobi Kenya
We do not need Tony Blair in Africa! He had his chance as Prime Minister to do something. If he needs a job he can offer his legal services at Guantamano Bay or go to Iraq & repair the damage he caused!
USMAN ISSA BILAL IN KADUNA NIGERIA
I THINK BLAIR SHOULD CHANGE TO BE A PASTOR AND PRAY SO THAT GOD WILL FORGIVE HIM FOR THOSE PEOPLE HE KILLED IN IRAQ.
alimamy abass kamara freetown sierra leone
Tony blier shd be sent to religeous sanctuary for 5yrs of repentance for causing d deaths of millions of inocent iraqes. Or else he will go to hell with his war mentor and god father george 'war' bush.
Lekan from Nigeria
I think Tony Blair should pick up a job with the British Military and made to fight in Iraq.Let's see if he will be okay by that.