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Re: Ellen Goodman


Michael, speaking of corrections Ellen Goodman might have run, here she is in a column from way back in January of 1980, about the opening of an IVF clinic in Virginia:

A fear of many who protest the opening of this clinic is that doctors there will fertilize myriad eggs and discard the “extras” and the abnormal as if they were no more meaningful than a dish of caviar. But this fear seems largely unwarranted.

Today, of course, this fear has been entirely realized, and a whole industry of embryo manufacture and destruction is thriving. Has Goodman acknowledged that her confidence that such horrors could be avoided has been proven wrong? Not at all; on the contrary, she is an avid supporter of embryo-destructive research, which makes use of exactly those “extra” embryos.


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