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Octuplets Raise Questions About In Vitro Ethics

Nadya Suleman gave birth to octuplets in January. According to her mother, she underwent in vitro fertilization to become pregnant. Reports indicate that she lives with her parents and has six other young children.

The details about Ms. Suleman have prompted questions about the ethical responsibilities of doctors who administer the procedure. Thomas Murray is a bioethicist and president of The Hastings Center. He cautions that there is much we still don't know about the Suleman case, but that generally, doctors should never implant 8 embryos in an in vitro procedure.

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