I have always been a great believer in personal choice, as I defended in the recent discussion on drug use.
Sometimes, however, I feel a surge of the draconian autocrat that comes from the Prussian part of my ancestry.
Such is the case today: Nadya Suleman, the mother of the octuplets born this week, is already the mother of six other children. She is unmarried, unemployed, and on disability for a back injury at work 10 years ago. In spite of all of those problems, and the fragile state of the US economy, she found a doctor willing to implant another 6 embryos in her womb (2 split later).