exploitation

Government Should Not Induce Kidney Supplying

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Psychiatrist and American Enterprise Institute senior fellow, Sally Satel, received a donated kidney from the writer Virginia Postrel, saving her life. Good for Postrel. Happy for Satel. But Satel wants kidney providing to become a compensated endeavor–to the potential significant detriment of the poor or financially struggling. Periodically, the New York Times gives her space […]

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Money Changes Everything

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC President When the news broke that Mitt and Ann Romney welcomed grandchildren numbers 17 and 18 this past Friday via “gestational surrogacy,” those of us here at CBC central—who oppose commercialized conception—wondered where the bottom is in these murky waters of assisted reproduction. Tagg Romney posted this on his facebook page […]

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Biological Colonialism: Federal Expressing Embryos to India for Gestation

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Imagine being so destitute that you are willing to rent your womb for gestation — and then give up the child that you have nurtured to birth. Imagine being so well off, you pay another woman to do your gestating — perhaps because you can’t […]

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What’s Wrong with IVF? Let Me Count The Ways!

IVF headlines this week only further advance my position that we should have never taken the embryo out of the womb. For example: It allows doctors like Michael Kamrava, of Octumom fame to be touted as “distinguished” and to be only given a slap on the hand for his recklessness in transferring six embryos (two […]

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CIRM adds Egg Compensation to Agenda

NEWS ALERT: California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has added to their agenda for their meetings tomorrow and Friday 9/16-17 compensation to donors for their eggs. They will have a presentation by Robert Klitzman, M.D. on the”New York State Science Stem Cell Policy on Donor Compensation”. Klitzman serves on the Empire State Stem Cell Board. […]

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Rent-a-Womb Is Where Market Logic Leads

Thomas Frank has an excellent piece over at the Wall Street Journal today. WSJ is on a two-day roll for me – hat tip to you! Specifically, he draws attention to this woman’s story. Frank does an excellent job of exposing the underbelly of IVF and surrogacy where the rich exploit the poor. The have’s […]

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Concerns raised over egg donor dogs

Perhaps you’ve been following the news that the South Koreans have cloned the pit bull Booger? Well five pit bulls have just been cloned from Booger. And this article raises concerns with egg donation and exploitation in pet cloning. Really! I quote: “The procedure, which costs up to $150,000, is drawing criticism from animal rights […]

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Wanted: Someone to Play God

Nancy Gibbs over at Time Magazine has a good piece out on IVF. She says a lot of the things I’ve been saying and writing about for years. Like: Gibbs – “It’s a good thing that most doctors are principled professionals, since there is nothing to stop them from implanting 10 embryos in a woman […]

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Outsourcing our Pregnancies

I was reading a magazine over the Christmas holiday while waiting. The article was on outsourcing and listed as #1 PREGNANCY. We are outsourcing our pregnancies! Surrogate women in India (seen in this picture) are waiting to be examined at a local hospital. Here’s an article in the NYTimes yesterday by Judith Warner. Warner writes […]

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