'Any change in the law should lead not to the indefinite postponement of the future of those embryos already created, but to their parents offering them the same chance of growing up that any child should have,' Dr. Helen Watt said.
‘Genital mutilation of a child through reassignment surgery is child abuse, subject to all rules and procedures pertaining to child abuse,’ the head of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services said Wednesday.
'Perhaps the fetus would register the cessation of the heartbeat in the neighboring sac, the stilling of the fluttery movements. Could the proximity of decaying fetal tissue infuse my womb with the specter of death?'
Barrett repeatedly corrected Sen. Leahy and said she would not 'express my personal view before the committee, because my personal views don’t have anything to do with the way I would decide cases and I don’t want anyone to be unclear about that.'