In the 1990s the children’s book, Heather Has Two Mommies, caused an uproar. To some people, the very title was ridiculous and, all by itself, seemed a powerful argument against childrearing by lesbian (or gay) couples. Today, it is more likely to provoke a “so what?”
Earlier this week an advisory committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration considered a proposal from Oregon researchers to begin human trials of a procedure for giving one woman’s eggs mitochondria from a different woman. One of arguments reminded me a lot of Heather.
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