It is interesting that the biggest challenge to the regulation of assisted reproduction has not – perhaps surprisingly – come from new technologies and scientific developments, but instead from the fact that the internet has made it extraordinarily easy for people to navigate making their own arrangements outside of the regulated sector. Perhaps what we should fear most is not some scary new discovery in the laboratory, but the wholesale bypassing of regulation through internet-assisted conception.
People just getting on with their lives without the intervention of the priestly caste of clipboard wielders.
Just think, if everyone did that then there would be no need for clipboard wielders and then where would we be, eh? You might call the result a free and liberal society but that\’s not what we mean by liberal these days, not at all it isn\’t.