Everywhere you look these days, we hear about "Octomom". Whether on television, internet or print, the authors point out the age old governmental regulation vs. self regulation argument. When we speak about regulation we have to specify a frame of reference. Popular media's frame of reference suggests society failed to oversee the medical services provided to one family by one practitioner.
The Assisted Reproduction medical practice is an equation comprised of resource allocation, anatomical and physiological variables and ethics with live births being the end product. The frame of reference for the typical Assisted Reproduction practitioner is an unfettered ability to apply all measures of skill and art to that equation short of causing the patient harm. When the practitioner's frame of reference is tilted by outside influences, the end result is an inefficient use of resources and an unrealistically skewing of anatomical and physiological variables with a lowered percentage chance of a live birth.
We cannot forget that when a medical practice equation is intruded upon by regulation, the patient's constitutional right to reproductive freedom is trampled. From the Infertile Patient's frame of reference, this means a reduced chance of a live birth.
And that, is unconscionable.