eggsploitation

Consuming Fertility

Thumbnail image for Consuming Fertility

The Washington Post recently ran an article outlining a whole range of ways in which the business of fertility is reaching new heights of consumerism as consumers go about consuming more and more fertility products and services. Would-be parents seeking donor eggs and sperm can pick and choose from long checklists of physical and intellectual […]

Read the full article →

This Week in Bioethics

Thumbnail image for This Week in Bioethics

1. Another Surrogacy Nightmare Yesterday’s New York Post profiled a young California mother who served as a surrogate mother for a Chinese couple. When she saw the twin boys she’d delivered she said, “Wow! They look different.” One of the boys was Chinese, the other was half-white, half African-American, the child of Jessica and her […]

Read the full article →

Leah Used to be a Happy, Healthy Person. Then She “Donated” Her Eggs…

Thumbnail image for Leah Used to be a Happy, Healthy Person. Then She “Donated” Her Eggs…

It seems not a week goes by without hearing from someone who has been harmed by either egg “donation” or surrogacy. Today is no different. This morning I sat down at my desk and began reading a story from Leah who sold her eggs in June of this year for $7,000. I asked Leah how […]

Read the full article →

BREAKING: Follow-up, Research, and Informed Consent

Thumbnail image for BREAKING: Follow-up, Research, and Informed Consent

Our Jennifer Lahl along with our colleagues Jennifer Schneider and Wendy Kramer have a very important commentary piece in the journal Reproductive BioMedicine Online. The title of the piece is “Long-term breast cancer risk following ovarian stimulation in young egg donors: a call for follow-up, research and informed consent,” and it argues that because no […]

Read the full article →

2016 Winners and Losers

Thumbnail image for 2016 Winners and Losers

Each year at this time we look back over the past twelve months with an eye toward identifying those whose lives and work actively promoted and affirmed a truly human future, and those who did not. Winners: Stephanie Packer is more than a winner; she really is a hero. Sitting down with her while making […]

Read the full article →

This Week in Bioethics

Thumbnail image for This Week in Bioethics

1. When is it Too Old to Have a Baby? Another post-menopausal woman (age 62), along with her 78 year old partner, has just given birth, making her Australia’s oldest mother, thanks to IVF. The Australian Medical Association has denounced this birth as “selfish and wrong” with no consideration for the child’s best interest. This […]

Read the full article →

TWO of Our Films Selected for Festival

Thumbnail image for TWO of Our Films Selected for Festival

We’ve just received some great news. Our films Maggie’s Story and Eggsploitation are BOTH Official Selections of the Silicon Valley International Film Festival. The festival will be held in December, and we are very excited to be able to participate. Thank you — we could not have made and distributed these important films without your […]

Read the full article →

Reminder: 30% Off Trilogy DVDs, Free Anonymous Father’s Day on YouTube

Thumbnail image for Reminder: 30% Off Trilogy DVDs, Free Anonymous Father’s Day on YouTube

Just a quick reminder that for the month of June we have two very special offers going: First, to celebrate the grand opening of our new Facebook shop, we are offering a sale on our Third Party Reproduction DVD Trilogy: Breeders: A Subclass of Women?, Anonymous Father’s Day, and Eggsploitation. The trilogy is regularly $49.99, but […]

Read the full article →

30% Off our Third Party Reproduction Trilogy for a Limited Time

Thumbnail image for 30% Off our Third Party Reproduction Trilogy for a Limited Time

To celebrate the grand opening of our new Facebook shop, we are offering a sale on our Third Party Reproduction DVD Trilogy: Breeders: A Subclass of Women?, Anonymous Father’s Day, and Eggsploitation. The trilogy is regularly $49.99, but for a limited time we are offering all three films on DVD for $34.99. You must place the […]

Read the full article →

Egg Freezing for White Women

Thumbnail image for Egg Freezing for White Women

Dear Ms. Allen, I read with much interest your New York Times opinion piece, “Is Egg Freezing Only for White Women?”  I follow all things “egg” related as I’ve written and spoken out on the risks to women’s health. I have even produced two films on the topic. Eggsploitation is my feature length documentary film that features […]

Read the full article →

. . . for a human future

Thumbnail image for . . . for a human future

We held our Thirteenth Annual Paul Ramsey Award Dinner on April 16 in Diablo, California. It was a wonderful gathering where we were able to honor the legacy of Paul Ramsey by presenting Dr. Brent Waters with the Paul Ramsey Award for Excellence in Bioethics and by highlighting the work of our Paul Ramsey Institute. […]

Read the full article →

This Week in Bioethics

Thumbnail image for This Week in Bioethics

1. Canadians Reject Assisted Suicide for Mentally Ill One would hope this wouldn’t even be considered news, but just common decency. But after the latest news of Canada wanting to extend the practice of physician assisted suicide to physician assistants as well, it’s hard to know where it will stop. I suppose it’s somewhat comforting […]

Read the full article →

This Week in Bioethics

Thumbnail image for This Week in Bioethics

1. Failed U.S. Uterus Transplant Two days after being hailed a success, the U.S.’s first uterus transplant has failed and the organ was removed after complications. Uterine transplants, while offering the hope of giving birth to women born without a uterus, are not without serious risks. Some critics have used this to champion surrogacy as […]

Read the full article →

Biological Colonialism in Action

Thumbnail image for Biological Colonialism in Action

The buying and selling of human eggs is illegal in Australia—but that hasn’t prevented one agency from working around it. ABC News is reporting that Known Egg Donors, a Brisbane based company, recently brought a woman in from South Africa to “donate” her eggs for a local couple. Sadly, this is a familiar tale—those desperate […]

Read the full article →

This Week in Bioethics

Thumbnail image for This Week in Bioethics

1. New Records Set For Reproductive Technology in the United States According to a new report, the U.S. reproductive technology industry is slated to reach over $4 billion by 2020. The largest sector of the market, $1.2 billion, comes from fertility drug revenue. As we’ve long said, infertility has become a booming business in the […]

Read the full article →

Scientific Advancement Does Not Always Mean Progress

Thumbnail image for Scientific Advancement Does Not Always Mean Progress

It’s that time of year when newspapers and magazines are running year end pieces highlighting notable happenings from the past 365 days. I always enjoy reading these—some reminders are sentimental, others jar your memory as you recall an event you’d forgotten, and others are just absurd. Yesterday, when the New York Times included the creation […]

Read the full article →

This Week in Bioethics

Thumbnail image for This Week in Bioethics

1. American Surrogate Mother Dies On October 8th, Brooke Lee Brown of Burley, Idaho died of complications from a surrogate pregnancy. Shortly thereafter, the two twins she was carrying for a couple in Spain, where surrogacy is illegal, also passed away. To date, there’s been a media blackout. No major outlets are reporting on this […]

Read the full article →

This Week in Bioethics

Thumbnail image for This Week in Bioethics

1. Adult Stem Cell Treatment Effective Against MS Science Alert reported earlier this week that blood stem cells are proving effective in treating multiple sclerosis patients. This is a very promising development as it once more proves that adult stem cells can be successfully used for healing and treatment—eliminating the need for embryonic stem cells. […]

Read the full article →