Skip to comments.Fury as IVF Clinic 'Raffles' Off Human Egg - and Lets the Winner Choose What Race She Wants
Posted on 03/15/2010 6:26:59 PM PDT by marshmallow
Fertility doctors offering a human egg as first prize in a raffle were last night accused of commercialising the miracle of life.
One woman will win the chance to select their ideal donor egg based on its mother's profession, ethnic background, hair colour, qualifications and upbringing.
As part of the free IVF cycle and egg prize - worth an estimated £13,000 - the winner of a raffle in London will also be able to view childhood pictures of potential donors before choosing one.
The treatment will take place in America to get around British fertility laws.
Critics have condemned the contest, intended to promote an international IVF scheme, as a 'deplorable' commercial venture.
After the lottery was revealed on Mothering Sunday, Josephine Quintavalle, of think tank Comment on Reproductive Ethics, said: 'The capacity of the IVF industry to commodify human life reaches a new low with this latest deplorable initiative.
'Imagine a child one day finding out that he or she came into being thanks to such a blatantly commercial initiative.'
Organisers hope the event on Wednesday will promote a programme run by the Genetics & IVF Institute in Virginia and the London Bridge Centre over here.
Under a deal struck between the two clinics last year, infertile British women can be directed to the U.S. clinic where donated eggs are on offer from American university- educated women or students aged 19 to 32.
Unlike in Britain, where donors are paid no more than £250 in expenses, the American donors can get up to £6,600 a time.
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Why don’t they just raffle off already-conceived or (even better) already-born babies? They could hold up several, let the winner select the one she prefers, and then dispose of the rest of them in a clinic designated for that purpose.
‘Imagine a child one day finding out that he or she came into being thanks to such a blatantly commercial initiative.’
It ought to occur to folks that children have been born to prostitutes for millenia. There is nothing new under the sun.
The treatment will take place in America
to get around British fertility laws.
You can bet that members of the US Congress already have substantial financial investments in egg and sperm auctions and/or sales
Did you read the article on Drudge about the Connecticut official with the ‘Sexy Bi*ch’ yacht?
And we know where the vast majority of those kids end up. Not good.
Med firms and clinics would look forward to this
No - I will have to check Drudge
I have the link saved, can send it to you.
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Another article about this insanity. Children are just like purses, or a pair of shoes. Commodities. SICK!
How right they are.
IBT moral relativists who are going to laugh at or defend this.
The more I hear of this kind of thing going on, the more I wonder why God hasn’t started the Tribulation yet.
With this kind of perverted, Satan inspired behavior going on, we HAVE to be in the end times.....
I don’t have the same End Times beliefs, but something perhaps similar... Anyone who believes that God is all powerful and all loving must know that some kind of change is due, that shameless sin being practiced and promoted all over the world - increasing in intensity into a screaming nosedive - cannot and will not continue.
And no human agency can stop it. I’d say we should watch out for Tough Love.
I remember when I started the Moral Absolutes ping list, and I would upset myself by some of the things I read. It’s worse now. And I am not usually too upset, in the sense of novelty. But in the sense of digust, horror and anger - it keeps coming.
I pray that God will take care of this mess soon. I know that He knows best. We just have to do our part, however small and insignificant. He sees our every effort.
Righteous indignation is never out of line.
You should worry if it DOESN’T bother you any more.
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