Well-Born: The Ancient History of Making the Best Babies


An age-old question with many differing views. This needull is part of a 5 part series.

Fears of genetically engineered cyborg babies make sense, but such prospects can also be seen as extensions of a stratification of medical resources that already exists. In the United States today, class, wealth, and especially race (as Khiara Bridges shows) determine a great deal about the kind of treatment and counseling a pregnant woman will receive — how she will be judged, measured, and cared for in a clinical setting. Indeed, countless studies have shown the extent to which women’s control over their bodies is eroded during pregnancy, and this is especially true for women of color. Overwhelmingly, women bear the lion’s share of responsibility and blame when things go wrong.

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Anna Bonnell — Eidolon

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