The Strange World of Assisted Reproductive Technology

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Over at Headline Bistro Pia de Solenni has an excellent column exploring The Strange World of Assisted Reproductive Technology, a topic I’ve covered here on numerous occasions.

So here’s the thing. If you’re looking for something to follow that’s strange, weird, and fascinating, forget reality TV or any other fiction. Just look into the largely unregulated world of assisted reproductive technologies (ART).

ART includes in vitro fertilization (IVF), surrogacy, sperm donation and egg donation among its many offerings. Granted, these procedures have become fairly commonplace in our culture despite religious and moral concerns. In part, it’s because the process is the means to a baby. A baby is generally considered to be something desirable especially when the parents desperately want her; so it can be difficult to understand why a process that results in a wanted baby would be wrong.

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