There is no place for a regulatory state in unassisted reproductive coupling. Thus older men have long enjoyed the liberty to procreate with younger women. But doctors, lawyers and counsellors aid in the begetting of children born of assisted reproduction. There is some latitude for them to query whether they can abide their role in bringing a child into the world whose small house may lie in ruins before the age of comprehension. A responsible answer to that query can be principled in the absence of ageism, sexism, homophobia, ableism and marital status discrimination.
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