Help me out, because I do not believe I am fully understanding this: If Gov. Brewer signs the new legislation, then IVF clinics which create and destroy zygotes are all person-killing, are they not? I seem to remember multiple presentations when last I took coursework in bioethics — which was too long ago for my memory to be great — by researchers explaining that in vitro fertilization could, and sometimes did, involve the creation of multiple zygotes. When one implants successfully in a client, the others may be kept for a while, then destroyed, unless the client directs them otherwise.
But perhaps my memory is in error, because I would think this would come up in the news coverage of the bill. As far as I can tell, it hasn’t. The discussions I’ve seen of the coverage tend to be about how doctors, and now legislators, count the length of a pregnancy. But I haven’t seen any news outlet say, “Whoa, I guess some IVF clinics can no longer operate in Arizona.” What am I missing, and am I wrong that IVF clinics have been known to do this? Advice, please, hive-mind.