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Zygotes Aren't Entitled to Dead Parent's Benefits, Says Most Twilight Zone-y Supreme Court Ruling Ever

Well, thank goodness that's settled. The Supreme Court ruled today that children conceived via in vitro fertilization after the death of a parent aren't automatically entitled to that dead parent's Social Security benefits, as they're not technically "survivors," because they're not "natural children" as defined by…

New Tennessee Law That Criminalizes Harming Embryos Couldn't Possibly Be a Terrible Idea

Earlier this week, the Tennessee state Senate offered its near-unanimous approval to a measure that would make it a crime to harm a fetus at any point in a woman's pregnancy, including before 6 weeks' pregnancy when a fetus is actually technically called an "embryo." Proponents of the bill claim that it has nothing to…

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