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Newt Gingrich Proposes A Commision To Study The Ethics Of Fertility Clinics

A moon colony and now an ethics commission. The pandering does not stop in this election year:

GOP White House hopeful Newt Gingrich on Sunday called for the creation of a commission to study the ethics of fertility clinics.

He made his comment after taking a question about stem cell research, speaking at a press conference outside the Idlewild Baptist Church here, which celebrated “Sanctity of Life Sunday” at services Gingrich attended with his wife, Calista.

Gingrich, who is courting the anti-abortion vote here–and slamming chief rival Mitt Romney for his one-time support of abortion rights, said “life begins at conception.”

He said he is not against in vitro fertilization; the issue has to do with fertility clinic implantations. Does life begin then–or if a pregnancy results.

Gingrich said he was concerned about what happens to embyros in fertility clinics. “I would favor a commission to look seriously at the ethics of how we manage fertility clinics.”

“…If you have in vitro fertilization, you are creating life; and therefore, we should look seriously at what should the rules should be for clinics that do that, because they are creating life.”

Hat tip to my colleague for Amy Demma for sharing this.


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