Mom, Courtesy of a Raffle

Luck plays a role in every pregnancy, but this is taking it to the extreme: Fertility clinics are now raffling off rounds of in vitro fertilization, either to raise money for charity or drum up a little publicity. To some, this is nothing more than giving a fair shake to couples who can’t afford the pricey treatments. To others, it’s trivializing the sanctity of life, and exploiting already-vulnerable people. A NYTimes Page 1 story, Clinic Raffles Could Make You a Winner, and Maybe a Mother.

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