Wednesday, September 2, 2009

CJMA says Canadian government should fund in vitro treatments

"OTTAWA — The Canadian health-care system would save money and reduce the safety risks associated with fertility treatments if provincial governments began funding in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection, according to an editorial published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Dr. Renda Bouzayen, an associate professor at Halifax's Dalhousie University, called the current system "short-sighted" because it doesn't take into account the financial and physical health-related burdens couples often pay for the procedures."

Unfortunately, financial benefits and physical health (as practical as those things might be) tend not be much of a priority to a party that's beholden to the fundie and "pick yerself up by yer bootstraps" votes..

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