Currently the Human Fertility and Embryology Authority (HFEA) imposes a £250 cap on payments so as to avoid commercialising the procedure.
\”We are suggesting moving closer to the Spanish system. But there is no suggestion of adopting the US model where a good-looking girl with a degree can get $30,000 (£19,000) for her eggs.\”
But the low payment is thought to be behind a shortage in egg and sperm donation which is driving infertile women and men to overseas – often unregulated – clinics, according to research.
Now the HFEA is considering adopting the Spanish system which would see the payment cap lifted to £800.
\”We want to review egg donation,\” Professor Lisa Jardine, the chair of the HFEA told the Sunday Times.
Why won\’t you move to the American system?
You\’ve already bought into the idea that people are, at least in part, motivated by money. So why not allow an open market?
If you allow payments that are too high then the principle of donation is lost.
You, the \”ethical\” bureaucrats, may think that the principle of \”donation\” is very important but:
The number of women registered as egg donors has risen slightly from 946 in 1998 to 1,150 now. The real problem is that the number of women wanting fertility treatment has risen much faster than this.
It seems that of the 25 million odd women in the country 24,998,850 disagree with you.
What the fuck is it with these people that makes them assume that their distaste for trade is shared by everyone else?
For that\’s what it is, it\’s just that old English nonsense that bringing money into things is just not done.
It\’s absurd, we\’re so short of men willing to toss off into plastic cups that sperm is imported wholesale from Denmark.