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IVF should not be available on the NHS?
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plymgary
Sep 13, 2007
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No, it should not be


plymgary
Sep 13, 2007
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Rebuttal to: vancam Show

I agree with that too Vancam.

Perhaps I should have rephrased the original statement to say that only emergency treatment should be available on the NHS. I think that would make more sense.

 
plymgary
Sep 13, 2007
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i don't think it should. I know there are many cases where people can not have children through either natural causes or cancers and, of course, that is a shame.

However, I don't think the general public should have to pay the thousands towards IVF treatment when these people want to get pregnant. It might sound harsh but, if nature won't allow you to have a child then you will have to pay for the treatment yourself.

I think the National Health Service should only be there to prevent and cure diseases and treat accidents. Everything else should be chargeable.

 
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vancam
Sep 13, 2007
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To be honest I am more set against people getting Breast implants for free than those people who are just trying to bring a child into their lives.

 
vancam
Sep 13, 2007
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Excellent idea for debate. I feel I should clarify for a few people that NHS is the National Health Service in Britain.

It is a raging topic in the UK about where to draw the line on services such as plastic surgery and IVF.

I am really split with this topic.

1. I think that it is a great testament to our country that we find a way to help people who can't have children but desperately want to.

2. However, the taxes that are being spent on those (and I use this word with care) "luxury" treatments might be better spent on research for more terminal illnesses.

 
vancam
Sep 13, 2007
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Rationally you are right and I can't argue with it.

But as a Brit I have to say that I find pride in this slightly irrational compassion.

It's not unique to us by any means but on the other hand it is something we do pretty well.

 


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