There is no definitive proof that an artificial womb will never be able to replicate a natural womb. Admittedly, it could be many centuries in the future, but “never” is a strong word, especially in science. It is foolish to assume that the technology will advance no further.
bioethicists are the new Luddites
Artificial Womb will also end the Abortion Controversy. Theoretically, as the technology improves, all the aborted babies will be should be able to survive without their mothers. But it will drive up the price of abortions when the cost of the Artificial Womb and Child Support are factored into the equation.
You clearly explained the very reason the contraversy will in fact not end that day. As long as self-aware humans are around, there probably has been the need for arbortions. If the legal procedure is to expensive and connected to livelong obligations (the mental stuff aside), desparate women will look after unsafe amateur stuff instead. A possible way to relieve society of dead unwanted babies could be education (to avoid unwanted pregnancies in the first place). And the only way to save women from bleeding to death or die of some serious infections contracted in some dark chamber, is maybe the possibility to get a affordable safe procedure, under clear ethical approved rules. Supported by a society that hopefully does not condemn women in extremely demanding psycho-physical conditions.
Judging by your spelling, grammar and punctuation I hope you just made up the name “med schooler”. There is no way you are a high school graduate.
I had a 24 weeker almost 2 years ago. The first month of his life was a roller coaster. Care was extremely aggressive. Even with excellent care he caught 3 infections simultaneously and one of them infiltrated his spinal fluid. We had a very good outcome because he only developed retinopathy and minor lung trouble. I’m glad that researchers are trying to develop a system to improve the outcome for micropreemies. I guess the people who object have no idea what reality is like for extremely premature babies. I certainly had no idea before having one.
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