Sofia Vergara, Nick Loeb, and the New York Times

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Should frozen embryos be given a shot at life? A much talked-about op-ed in the New York Times today argues yes. The piece is by a wealthy businessman named Nick Loeb, former fiancé of actress Sofia Vergara. He and Vergara froze several embryos, but stipulated that they would not be implanted without the consent of both parties. Vergara broke off their engagement last year, and now Loeb argues that their agreement should be nullified. But in addition to taking issue with his arguments, critics are attacking the New York Times for running the piece at all. We check in on the controversy.

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Guest:
Jill Filipovic - journalist and author - @jillfilipovic

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal