First Things Blog: Feminists Warn Against Exploiting Women for Eggs in Biotech


Wesley Smith at a First Things blog:

Pro choice and pro life women have come together in coalition to protect women from being exploited for their eggs by Big Biotech. Reason? Women would take all the risks and the companies could make all the money but for the small payments to women to undergo the unnecessary extraction procedure.

And now, three very prominent feminists have written a letter to Nature warning of the risk. They begin by pointing out that an earlier cloning-type experiment–which we discussed here at SHS–used eggs purchased and extracted in excess of IVF recommended amounts.

... I support outlawing the sale of human eggs for any purpose–internationally–but certainly, for biotechnology. No woman should be enticed to put her health at risk so others may reach the stratosphere of scientific fame and fortune.

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