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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…

Prospect of Boring Paperwork Keeps Chicago Mother from Obtaining U.S. Citizenship for her In-Vitro Twins

Chicago native Ellie Lavi's attempts to obtain citizenship for her twin daughters has gotten caught on the snaggle-tooth of America's bureaucracy, with the U.S. State Department refusing to grant the children citizenship because Lavi, who used donor sperm and egg from an Israeli clinic, can't prove that either of the…

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