Nadya Suleman Spurs Regulation of Fertility Clinics

 - Mar 9, 2009   Updated: Aug 11 2011
References: people
If there's one positive contribution to our collective future from the Nadya Suleman PR disaster, it's that legislation has been proposed to implement government regulation on fertility clinics.

California Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod says that the bill was originally inspired by the death of Donda West, Kanye West's mother, after a liposuction and breast reduction surgery. It's since been expanded to include regulation on fertility clinics like the one that implanted Nadya Suleman with multiple embryos--twice.

Implications - Many powerful political forces, such as senator Gloria McLeod, were shocked to learn of the loose restrictions surrounding fertility clinics after the widespread publicity of Nadya Suleman's case. The lack of supervision at the clinic allowed Suleman to have six embryos implanted despite her lack of financial security and six other children at home. McLeod has embarked on a legislative battle to impose tighter supervision in the state of California.