Tuesday, March 3, 2009


More than a decade ago, I wrote a satirical column about many things that might come to be in the future, and one of my predictions was "Designer Babies."
This morning I heard on the news that a California fertility doctor offers a significant discount for the first people to order their designer babies. This doctor helped to develop the process of babies-by-test-tube. He believes that customizing your baby is part of your right to reproductive freedom.
At least one clinic in New York also promotes custom babies. It's starting small for now, customizing in terms of sex, hair color, eye color...
Holey Moley! Do you suppose these kids will come with expensive designer labels on their butts?
Jeers from R.A.T. (Rose About Town), definitely NOT a designer baby and definitely NOT a candidate of choice for a popular model of said babies. (I don't even suppose I could be considered as a loss-leader model).