God Is My Co-Pirate: fark off, subby. Infertility is an illness, and should be covered as such.
Nojimbo: So is the headline trolling?
vernonFL: IVF is expensive. Poor couples who can't conceive naturally should adopt.
Donnchadha: Yeah.... that's a terrible idea.What's wrong with adoption anyway? Why do you have to spend thousands of dollars to have your own biological offspring when there are existing children who need a home?
vernonFL: couples who can't conceive naturally should adopt.
FarkedOver: But if you are infertile, isn't that God's way of saying don't farking have kids?
misanthropic1: Virtually all of humanity's problems could be solved by there simply being way fewer of us in existence./we should be funding birth control, not this
Brittabot: vernonFL: IVF is expensive. Poor couples who can't conceive naturally should adopt.While that is a perfectly valid option, adoption is oftentimes just as expensive as IVF./also, good luck being approved for an adoption if you're poor.
teenytinycornteeth: People who are so gung ho to judge IVF couples for not adopting should do a little research into what it takes to adopt these days. After seven years of infertility we went to Catholic Charities and were told we had to supply a $5,000 non-refundable "donation" up front just to apply. Then you have to be researched and accepted, then a mom has to pick YOU out of the thousands of people who are submitted, and if picked, you then pay an additional $15-$18K "donation" in order to adopt the kid. You can be on the list for seven years with no guarantee of getting a child and your application fee will not be returned. While on the list for adoption if you happen to, by some miracle get pregnant, you're removed from the list without a refund because they don't want natural born infants and adopted children in the same home together.Don't even get me started on the hoops required for adoption from foreign countries, which can include writing a letter of apology to the Chinese government for any past misdemeanors, even as a juvenile.
bmwericus: Free birth controlFree abortionsFree hospital careFree child careFree food
teenytinycornteeth: Brittabot: vernonFL: IVF is expensive. Poor couples who can't conceive naturally should adopt.While that is a perfectly valid option, adoption is oftentimes just as expensive as IVF./also, good luck being approved for an adoption if you're poor.This. Your life has to be just about picture perfect in order to successfully adopt a child in this country.
Nurglitch: Something I've occasionally wondered is why infertile people would rather undergo medical treatment rather than adopting a child.
Maggie_Luna: I'm irrationally against any kind of fertility treatments. I don't know why. I'm not generally anti-science but I just can't support one. A part of me is kind of "You're not meant to have children." and the other is "This is a waste of medical science." I do support access to birth control and abortion etc. So making babies nay, stopping it yea. I wouldn't want my tax dollars supporting this either.
White Rose Duelist: My test tube baby is due in two months. The process was incredibly hard on Mrs. Duelist, but totally worth it now. Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Brown!
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