The difference is that one is completely natural and the other is completely artificial. I suppose people can do whatever they want, but when they come looking for a government handout it darn well ought to be based upon something natural, IMHO.
um... the social security death benefit is not a handout, it is a life insurance benefit meant to help widows and orphans, that you pay into.
The original intent of the benefit was to cover a situation like this:
A man is married to a wife who stays home and never works, and he works from age 20-65 and then promptly drops dead. You would argue that his wife and children get zip? even though he paid into the system for 45 years?
That is the situation the benefit is meant to cover. It gives a benefit to the surviving wife, and to the children until they reach adulthood.
so you are saying that any child conceived from IVF should be denied government benefits?
I am total confused about your “un-natural” comment.