Monday, January 17, 2005

Standing athwart biology and shouting "Stop!"

Via Marginal Revolution: more obsessive worship of our natural endowments, this time from England. English ethics campaigners are up in arms that a 66 year old Romanian woman had a baby via artificial insemination and hormone treatments.
"The sisterhood has been let down when women can’t accept the natural stages in their life."
So remember, ladies: when you have children late in life, you're not just flouting David Brooks's recommendations, you're letting down the sisterhood.

Seriously, the woman is single and 66; it wasn't the wisest choice in the world. But on the stupid decision scale, it's hardly worthy of international protest.
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