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					                                Re: Restrictions on fertility treatments?

Re: Restrictions on fertility treatments?

Source: http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Soc/soc.men/2009−03/msg00138.html



      • From: "ddnoe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <ddnoe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
      • Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 10:30:44 −0700 (PDT)

On Mar 11, 11:06 am, Jill <perspicaci...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

       On Tue, 10 Mar 2009 17:09:17 −0700 (PDT), "dd...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx"

       <dd...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

               A friend of mine thinks fertility treatments should be limited to two
               kids maximum. Should it?
                 What other limitations should be placed on choice in this area to
               prevent the re−play of the Octo−mom?


       I think in vitro treatments should be outlawed period. They are
       unnatural and they only serve to provide a large pool of fertilized
       eggs (IOW Human Beings) for exploitation and/or destruction (stem
       cell research for example) for profit by others. Also many women
       carrying a litter will opt to "reduce" the number in utero (abortion
       of selected eggs AKA Human Beings). If you can't have kids the way
       Nature intended there is probably a reason for it. Adoption is always
       an option and is more humanitarian than making a baby (or 8) in a
       plastic dish in Frankenstein's laboratory.


(Denise) Outlawing these procedures might be going a bit too far. It
also might quite simply be politically impossible. There appears to be
in many, perhaps most people, a strong desire for a child of their own
flesh. This is evidenced by the concern on this newsgroup about
"paternity fraud" and what I would call (in most but by no means all
cases) "misattributed paternity." Men, like women, want to have
children of their own genes which is part of the reason DNA testing
may be concerned a special boon to men.
I'm down on embryonic stem cell research and wrote an essay against
it.
Octo−mom Nadya Suleman refused the "selective reduction" option and
that is at least a point in her favor.
However, I do think there should be stricter limits on fertility
treatments. My friend's suggestion for stopping at two seems
reasonable. Limitations on implantation could address the "selective
reduction" business.


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