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The news of octuplets born recently near Los Angeles shocked many people, especially since the mother, Nadya Suleman, apparently already had six children and is reported to be jobless and living with her parents. Such rare stories certainly sell newspapers, but they can also lead to knee-jerk calls for overly restrictive regulation, which threaten freedom and innovation. Already, comment boards and blogs around the Web are rife with calls for greater government oversight of the reproductive technology field.
Before anyone can suggest that stricter regulations be applied, what are the statistics on women abusing the science-assisted reproductive system? I would assume the number to be lower than one percent so why should one apple spoil the whole bunch?
These are really rhetorical questions that don't require a response, I just wanted to get my opinion out there.
Letís see single mother, living at home with parents and no job. This sounds like another case of tax payer dependency to me.