Skip to comments.Want to win a baby? Head to Britain
Posted on 07/11/2011 6:01:41 PM PDT by gitmo
For women that are struggling to get pregnant, the choice to undergo therapy or treatment is an agonizing process. There are no words to describe the pain and emotional anguish that these women are forced to face. And no matter what choice is decided, the decision to make any choice at all is a silent battle.
According to Sky News, an IVF lottery by a U.K charity called To Hatch is offering a lottery for anyone that wishes to be a prospective parent. Sky News reported:
The Gambling Commission has granted a licence to charity To Hatch, tickets for the controversial game will be sold online at $32 (£20) each and a winner selected every month. The lottery begins on July 30 and those entering could win $40,000 (£25,000) worth of tailor-made fertility treatments at one of the countrys top clinics.
It will not just be limited to couples - single, gay and elderly players will also be able to take part
Critics across the globe have condemned the lottery, and medical groups from the U.K. and the U.S. worry that the lottery may take advantage of prospective parents.
Reporting from Reuters said:
The sweepstakes, set to launch this month, is drawing criticism by some ethical and medical groups who say it is demeaning.
In a prepared statement, Allison McTavish, Secretary of the British Fertility, said:
The British Fertility Society is very troubled by the announcement that the charity To Hatch is about to launch an IVF lottery. Although access to effective fertility treatment on the NHS remains patchy, and expensive for those who take the private route, we cannot condone this kind of activity. A competition like this, where only the lucky few will be given the chance to start a family, mirrors the postcode lottery of IVF provision on the NHS and is equally unfair. We urge Primary Care Trusts across the country to provide the full three cycles of IVF in line with NICE guidelines. Infertility affects one in seven couples in the UK, and providing fair access to IVF on the NHS would relieve the distress experienced by many infertile couples and prevent highly suspect activities such as this lottery from getting off the ground.
Camille Strachan, founder and chair of To Hatch, was unavailable for comment.
Just a thought (and my computer is downloading the latesr viruses, uh I mean Wintel, updates, so no pics for the moment).
Are you offering your services?
They should advertise it like this.
Did you party all through your 20s, getting drunk, having sexual romps with numerous men, acquiring an STD or three, have an abortion or two, goi to work being that independent career woman, and then decide to have children in your 30s during which time your fertility has been dropping precipitously?
And now you want to have a baby and are having trouble conceiving because of your out of control past behaviour because your Liberal parents thought it unwise to tell you ‘no’?
Well, worry no more. Just sign up to win a trip to our fertility clinic where we will make you an OctoMom just like that wild and crazy Palestinian Arab woman, Nadya Suleman (although you don’t have to teach your children how to do jihad.)! You may not be successful in having eight at one time but we’ll do our best to make sure you have at least one which will help keep the fertility rate of our country at 2.1 (minimum replacement level) or lower.
Sign up now and we’ll send you a free set of Ginsu knives. It slices, it dices! You can even do your own at-home abortions with them, but you wouldn’t want to!
Call us now. Operators are standing by.
1-800-KNOCKMEUP. That’s 1-800-K-N-O-C-K-M-E-U-P!
>>Are you offering your services?<<
LOL — I was going to post up some great pics but if I say “yes” I think I would probably live the rest of my life as Harcourt Fenton Mudd!
But if some guys want to pimp themselves out I might be in for a percentage... ;)
“I am sure there are PLENTY of American guys who will help British lassies get pregnant.”
You might want to go there and check out the merchandise before making that statement...there is, after all, a reason why British women are having a tough time getting knocked up.
>>.there is, after all, a reason why British women are having a tough time getting knocked up.<<
The OTHER reason I didn’t post up pics (LOL)!!!
Feast or famine, it just ain’t fair. Seems half the women are getting their babies killed in the womb and the other half can’t conceive to save their lives.
“The OTHER reason I didnt post up pics (LOL)!!!”
Yea, we do have STANDARDS here, and I REALLY DOUBT that you want to be banned...so, yea, good judgment on your part.
Plus or minus — it was impossible to get a winner on this one!
LOL — thanks for some laughs on a night when badly needed :)
>>Yea, we do have STANDARDS<<
But, please tell me about these “standards” of which you speak... ;)
LOL. Other than that Jew-Hater Arab-reporter, we require that pictures of women look reasonably attractive here.
If men are increasingly unwilling to marry in their twenties and even thirties — which they are — why do you blame women for not having kids when they were younger?
I know women who want to party, don’t want to have children, think having children is too much work, would rather work, and have been indoctrinated by the Leftist to reject motherhood and being a wife, and to hate men.
Aye, every American female is a cutie or a doll.
I dont think.
LOL...valid point - sometimes I forget this site reaches across oceans (like the time I mentioned Chinese military strategy just to have some Shanghi babe respond).