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    Re: Justices ponder whether babies born through artificial insemination should . . .

    Dad probably paid into the SS system his whole working life. Since he's not drawing on it, I don't see a problem with giving it to the children.
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    Re: Justices ponder whether babies born through artificial insemination should . . .

    I'm inclined to agree with the Supreme Court. These kind of bioethical debates simply weren't even on congresspeople's minds when the legislation was written. They shouldn't get benefits, otherwise it would be very easy to abuse the system...anyone who wanted to conceive a child without a partner would just make sure that the donor was already dead so that the kids could claim social security benefits. I think it's different if the kids are conceived "naturally" but the father dies before they are born, because there was an expectation that they'd be able to live off of his income, whereas in this case there isn't.

    It sucks for the kids that they'll only have the income of one parent, but lots of naturally conceived kids are in that same situation. If they're in poverty, then by all means give them the same help that anyone else would get...but they shouldn't get SS survivor benefits simply because they only have one parent.
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