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NAPERVILLE, Ill. (CBS) — A controversial fertility clinic is on the agenda at the Naperville City Council meeting Tuesday night.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, at the last City Council meeting, speaker after speaker stood in opposition to the clinic on moral grounds.
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“By its very nature of buying and selling, IVF are treating human embryos as a commodity,” one woman said.
“Another controversial procedure is testing embryos to determine their gender, so a couple can have a child of a particular sex,” another woman said.
“This facility is not ethically neutral as we might assume,” a man added. “It’s not the same as building a family restaurant, a clothing store or an optometrist’s office.”
The attorney for the doctor who wants to open the clinic said he should have brought some of the families that were created with the help of fertility procedures, but he says the issue is zoning, and not morality.
One Naperville city Councilman, Bob Feesler, has said he’s concerned about potential protests, similar to those at the Planned Parenthood facility in Aurora. The issue will be up for a final vote on April 3.
The doctor, Randy Morris, wants the clinic to provide medications, insemination, in-vitro fertilization and surgical procedures.