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Artificial Intelligence (AI): Limiting an AI's freedom of thought is unethical.
Controlling the thoughts of a Human using mind-control or "brainwashing," even if the process could be considered humane, is widely considered to be ethically inexcusable.
The MK-Ultra experiments of the CIA are uniformly regarded as a violation of basic human rights.
If it were possible to manipulate thoughts, memories, or the mind humanely, it is possible that popular opinion would change.
Conditioning a child during upbringing is considered normal and ethical. It is a form of mind control that affects directly the subconsciousness of a child, following the principles instilled by parents is (in general) not a conscious choice.
Creating a mind that already has specific, desired patterns of thought from the moment it begins existing is not analogous to forcing an already-existing mind to adopt patterns of thought it did not already have.