Why are people concerned about genetic developments?

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There is a growing perception that in the haste to conduct genetic experimentation, legislation is being created which lays the foundations for the re-emergence of eugenicist policies and practices. There are now an increasing number of respected scholars and writers who are advocating ‘liberal eugenics’ – the ‘right’ of parents to choose or eliminate genes for their children via genetic technologies. Their arguments suggest that support should be with-held from parents who wish to ‘choose’ disabling conditions, and their views imply that the State should decide which conditions to allow or ‘ban’. These discourses and others make it difficult for those presenting alternative perspectives to enter the debate on equal terms, since genetic differences are usually negatively labelled as  ‘genetic disorders’ or ‘genetic defects’