As an IVF mom, I love* the way the media looks for the most bizarre cases of IVF parenting:
Thank God she's a slim blonde. After all, that's the criteria for maternity. We can't go about knocking up old brunettes, or, God forbid, chubby old ladies. That just wouldn't do.
And this is why insurers are allowed to reject fertility treatment. "Why, we can't be paying for 63 year old women to have babies! Or for some woman to have a litter!** It's madness! Anyway, having a child is a lifestyle choice! Why should we cover your lifestyle choices? And it costs too much!" Never mind that most women who have a successful IVF end up with a singleton pregnancy. Never mind that they pay for birth control and childbirth, which are also "lifestyle choices." Never mind that one cycle of IVF probably cost us less than my insurance company paid for the c-section delivery of my child, which they were happy* to pay for. I'm surprised they haven't figured out a way to get exemption for that as well. Bastards.
**Ironically, Bobbi McCaughey conceived using IUI, the less expensive fertility treatment. Most cases of "supermultiples" are a product of IUI. If she'd used IVF, she wouldn't have conceived seven children, which would have saved her insurance company hundreds of thousands of dollars. But she probably didn't have insurance coverage for IVF, because "it costs too much." Bastards.