I saw an interesting thing on the news the other day. In some remote parts of India about 20 years ago or so, sonograms were introduced to the population. Pregnant women could finally tell the gender of their child before they were born. Unfortunately, a large number of pregnant women who were gestating girls chose to have the female children aborted, believing that boys were preferable to girls. Now, 20 years later, the men have a shortage of girls to marry, precipitating a sort of social crisis.
That got me thinking…
Assumption 1 - homosexuality is a result of some unknown occurence in the brain. I think most reasonable people agree that homosexuality is not the result of some conscious choice.
Assumption 2 - at some point in the future, technology (perhaps the knowledge gained from mapping the human genome) will reveal the cause of homosexuality (perhaps a gene, perhaps because of something going on in the hypothalamus).
Assumption 3 - science will be able to reveal the evidence that a fetus will be homosexual in the prenatal period. Considering that homosexuality is still a taboo in the U.S., I can foresee many women choosing to have their homosexual fetuses aborted.
Could this happen? If it did, would there be legislation to prevent this practice should it happen (which might anger pro-choice women). What would be the societal ramifications?
Or is this too far-fetched?