Opposition to Pareto improvements

by on January 17, 2005 at 7:31 am in Science | Permalink

Ethics campaigners today criticised a 66-year-old Romanian academic for becoming the world’s oldest woman to give birth.
 

Adriana Iliescu, who was artificially inseminated, delivered her baby girl Eliza Maria by Caesarean section on Sunday.

 

Josephine Quintavalle, director of the campaign group Comment on Reproductive Ethics, said women should be outraged by the news.

 

“A woman at grandmother age shouldn’t be having children. I can see no justification in this,” she said…


“It’s the whole concept of IVF. It started off as as fertility
treatment for couples who couldn’t conceive. It’s become a technique
that you can buy into whenever you like.”

Some countries in the world may be overpopulated, but Romania is not one of them.  Here is the story.

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