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Bad breeding




I wholeheartedly concur with the Shredder’s opinion of the woman who gave birth to eight “squirming, micro offspring” (“Tits and tats,” Jan. 29). Now we learn she already had six rug rats and, longing to pollute the earth even more, went for in vitro fertilization to have more. Presumably, along with the doctor who implanted the multiple embryos, she was surprised to learn that they all took, and here they are.

This incident is crass irresponsibility, not only on her part but more so by the doctor who tossed ethics and decency aside and did the deed. Several European countries make it illegal to implant more than two or three embryos, obviously being far more civilized than us.

It appears that the cost of this inanity will be in the range of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Can anyone hazard a guess about who will be picking up these costs? You got it: the good old taxpayer. Doesn’t that give you the warm fuzzies?


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