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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Sean Tipton
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The case of a fertility doctor who lost his license for helping "Octomom" bear the world's largest-surviving brood of babies has rattled the field of fertility medicine _ a $3 billion industry with little regulation.
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The courts have been less than friendly to pro-life causes in the past - see Roe v. Wade - but this week's ruling came as a resounding victory for those opposed to spending federal dollars on embryonic stem cell research.
The Obama administration's expansion of stem cell research has suffered a significant setback with a judge's ruling that blocks important work on treating life-threatening conditions, say private groups pushing for scientific breakthroughs in medicine.
"There's no question that you are seeing steadily increasing utilization of these technologies," said Sean Tipton, director of public affairs for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
"That's impressive because most of it is not covered by insurance, and obviously we've been in difficult economic times," he said.