Happiness Round-Up

Some heart-warming stories for your hump day

Land of Milk, Honey, and IVF

More than four percent of Israeli births came via test tube

Fruitful

Israel has kept Rabin’s assassin Yigal Amir in solitary confinement for more than 15 years while allowing him to father a child. In the context of exceptionally pro-natalist fertility policies, this seeming paradox makes sense.

Made in Heaven

Israel has enthusiastically embraced advanced reproductive technologies. Now a court is considering whether parents have the right to use their dead son’s frozen sperm to create posthumous grandchildren.

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