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February 3, 2009 at 4:00 PM

In vitro fertilization

Unlike adoption, no concern for child’s welfare

Given the scrutiny to which would-be adoptive parents are exposed, how could it be that a fertility clinic would provide an unmarried woman, whose competency has been challenged, 14 embryos to gestate with no apparent concern for the welfare of the brood to be produced [“Mother of octuplets wanted just one more,” News, Jan. 31]?

In all the media frenzy, I have yet to hear or see any mention or concern for the fate of these children.

— C. Wight Reade, M.D., Seattle

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