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"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood."
Genetic Engineering has been subjected to many controversies over the years. Genetic Engineering started as a way to help cure patients with genetic diseases permanently since the mid-1800s, has become a heated subject of debate as it violates many of the natural and ethical laws that have been part of humanity's lives since ancient times.
Eugenics refers to the growth of favourable traits in human populations and the forced sterilisation of humans who have inferior traits. Many scientists around the world were especially interested in creating a race of 'superhumans'. Governments around the globe were also interested in eugenics. Many people believe that eugenics will one day solve the many imperfections of a human being.
Despite its immense support by the government and the people themselves, there are still many people who still ask the question, that is, should eugenics be accepted fully by society?
Upon further investigation, it is not wise to fully induct eugenics into society without fully understanding the consequences. Without properly understanding the full nature of eugenics, it will be a massive loss if it were to be inducted into society where it will do more harm than good.
Eugenics promises great achievements for humanity but there is much evidence that proves eugenics may not be as good as originally planned and as such it should not be integrated into today's modern society.
Eugenics in violation on Human Rights
Human Rights refer to the freedom of rights that each and every human are entitled to. Eugenics is the study of encouraging reproduction by humans who possess positive traits while discouraging the reproduction of humans with negative traits. Eugenics does have its appeal, however the forced sterilisation of humans with negative traits and forcing humans to reproduce with positive traits are directly in violation of human rights. Such actions are no different than removing the freedom and dignity that still remain within each individual person.