The New York Times Opinion Pages posted a debate article, “Making Laws About Making Babies” this morning.
Should fertility treatments be further regulated in the US? The debate stems from the recent news report of a man that may have possibly fathered upward of 150 children through sperm donation.
Read the debate. Read the comments…Man, I am in no mood this morning and there are some moronic comments. And I’m talking moronic as in us infertiles should either adopt or buy a puppy. But there are some good ones too.
And here is a link to a blog from one of the commenters that particularly pissed me off.
And here are two responses he posted from two different women who responded to his blog. One who IS infertile (wow! imagine someone who has actually been through it sharing an opinion rather than just a bunch of idiots who have NO IDEA what it is like) and one woman on the same side of the fence as him.
The funny thing is, the respose that is AGAINST his beliefs is so much more thoughtful and well written than the post that supports his beliefs and likens fertility treatments to picking a puppy from a breader rather than adopting one from a shelter, and actually states that she would like to see a 5 year global moratorium on ALL human reproduction…Wait, did I read that right? If it were me, I probably wouldn’t have called attention to the fact that the one person supporting me is obviously a lunatic with a strong affection for puppies…
And anyway, WHAT IS IT with these anti-infertiles comparing our wanting to have children with getting puppies?