So the JPost reports that Israeli couples will be able to apply to a committee to request their choice of sex for their baby during the embryonic stage. Yes, the technology exists, and although the procedure has already been applied in certain extraordinary cases, this was highly unusual. Now it will become a more regimented process and many more couples will be able to take advantage.
Couples, even single women, who want to choose the sex of their baby in the early embryonic stage for social — and not just medical — reasons can now apply to a new committee appointed by the Health Ministry. The seven-member body, to be chaired by Prof. Vaclav Insler — chairman of the National Council for Gynecology, Neonatology and Genetics — will rule on whether pre-gestational diagnosis (PGD) will be permitted to select a girl or a boy.
Well, lots of Gush Katif parents are thrilled with this new sex selection committee because the Israeli government is seriously considering charging the youths who have been arrested for their road-blocking activities as criminals. The repercussions in Israeli society can be dire because the IDF may refuse their enlistment or reject them if they try to join high quality units.
If the youths are charged and convicted, they will face difficulty enlisting into the IDF and getting accepted into elite units, lawyers representing the protesters said Wednesday night. Their only way to prevent the IDF from seeing their criminal record is if Katsav pardons them before their enlistment.
Attorney Naftali Wertzberger â€“ who represents almost all right-wing activists arrested in the Jerusalem area â€“ claimed double the number of youths would have participated in Monday’s protests if it weren’t for their fear of having a criminal file opened against them.
The Obvious Conclusion:
Do you see the beautiful symmetry here? All that the parents of future road-blockers have to do is request baby girls instead of boys, and then they won’t have to worry about elite combat units and their offspring shall be free – FREE, I tell you – to block all the roads they want to their hearts’ delight.
I love Israel.