Friday, May 13, 2005

Scientifically Illiterate 

Perhaps cooler heads will prevail, and someone will convince Kentucky State Rep. Napier of the complete stupidity of his proposed law, which reads:
AN ACT relating to in vitro fertilization.

Create a new section of KRS 311.710 to 311.820 to define "in vitro fertilization"; prohibit anyone from fertilizing more than one egg during the in vitro fertilization process; create a penalty of a Class D felony for violations of this section.
See, what representative Numbnuts doesn't understand is that, in order to have a chance at getting one viable, fertilized egg out of in vitro, many more than that -- usually at least eight -- need to be fertilized. Most of those don't start dividing; most of those that do don't make it past the zygote stage. Or, in other words, the extra eggs for the most part don't become little proto-fetuses that are then flushed down the toilet.

This is yet another reason that legislators should not be allowed to create laws dealing with subjects about which they know nothing. Give Napier five minutes with any fertility specialist who regularly does in vitro, maybe he or she can explain the problem with the law. But probably not. Just another example of an elected official who's really too stupid to hold the job.

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