Posts Tagged ‘fertility’

Is fertility treatment ever wrong? Lessons from octuplets: a doctor’s opinion.

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.

News about the octuplets birth is still coming out–and it still bothers me.  Why would any health-care provider give fertility treatment to a single mother who already has six children?

This is what happens when moral and ethical judgments go out the window.  She asked, she is entitled, she received.  If health-care professionals cannot handle responsibility like this, what are we getting ourselves into with genetic engineering and beyond?

On the other hand, when do we draw the line?  Who are we to judge?


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