British couples who travel abroad for IVF treatment and buy other women’s eggs are engaging in a form of prostitution, a fertility conference was told yesterday.
Stupidity of the highest order.
Professor Pfeffer said that even using the term “donation” in relation to the exchange of eggs was inappropriate. “It sounds as though it’s a gift. But these women are not doing it for altruistic reasons — they are doing it for money. We shouldn’t talk about them as egg donors.”
Furthermore, she said, it raised questions for the child who was conceived. “What can you tell a child when half their genetic make-up came from a woman in Romania? A woman who was so poor that she was prepared to enter [into egg exchange]? What does that child think of its social mother, a woman who was prepared to exploit another woman?”
Who is exploiting who, dimwit?
The aim of life is to pass on one\’s genes. Humans are limited (most especially women) in how frequently they can do this. There\’s the nine months of the actual pregnancy of course, the few months before even the most aggressive can start another pregnancy and then there\’s the largest cost, the 20 odd years of raising the child until it can reproduce (umm, shorter than that in some cases of course).
So here we have a system in which all of that is by passed for these women. Their genes are passed on without any of these restrictions: they don\’t have to carry the pregnancy, they don\’t have to raise the child and yet they have won a prize in the great Darwinian lottery. A child that someone else is carrying almost all of the costs of.
They\’re also being paid for this: and you say that this is exploitation?
Good grief, does no one actually take Darwin seriously any more?
Would I be being exploited if someone was crazed enough to want to carry and raise a child from my sperm? Absolutely not: I would think that I was exploiting them and rightly so.
For I would get what is, we are told by the scientists, the aim of life, grandchildren, without the intervening 20 years of effort. This simply isn\’t exploitation.
The woman is a crazed lunatic.