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Gingrich Says Commission Should Look at In Vitro Management of Embryos
Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich called Sunday for a commission to study the ethical issues relating to in vitro fertilization clinics, where infertile women receive treatment to get pregnant and large numbers of embryos are created. His remarks seemed to open the possibility of a larger federal role over IVF clinics across the country than currently exists. Gingrich also said he opposes the use of leftover embryos for stem cell research, which advocates say offers the hope of treatments or even cures for a variety of diseases.