New technologies may potentially change the very definition of motherhood, as a typically American form of "consumer-driven . . . eugenics" develops. Building "designer babies" could become big business. Yet, warns Charles Whitaker, bioethicists offer little guidance as to what is right and wrong in the process.
What are the causes—moral, social, and technological—behind the new demographic realities? Perhaps more importantly, what will be their consequences?
With populations around the world in decline, how will governments and businesses maintain the present standard of living? Charles Whitaker reveals that their solution, hinted at in the sudden surge in biotechnology, resides in technology discovering a brave new world.
Sociologists often point to the decline of the twin institutions of marriage and the family as the fount of most American cultural ills.
The Bible consistently teaches that it is the man's responsibility to set the moral tone in his marriage and family, which Adam failed to do.
Catholic doctrine uses Onan's story to prohibit the use of birth control. However, this is based on the notion that marital relations are only for procreation.