Saturday, December 20, 2008

Designer Babies

I ran across this today:

http://www.elitedonors.com/Ad%20Criteria.html

This service calls itself "Elite" donors is looking for a tall, attractive, college educated (At a top 100 school, no less), athletic, caucasian egg donor with no genetic health problems. I saw a link to their advertisement on Facebook and flagged it as offensive.

Nope, no hint of eugenics here.

And let's not even talk about how exploitative and dangerous egg harvesting can be to women, even to the point of bearing disturbing similarities to human trafficking.



The couple using this service should be ashamed of themselves, especially when there are so many imperfect yet perfecly loveable children out there who need to be adopted by loving parents, even if said children do not look like they do.


Watch Gattaca, people.

3 comments:

nobody said...

I wouldn't worry about it too much. As the pay limit for egg donors is $10k, this must be a scam (or illegal service).

Louise said...

You are obviously a religious freak. Donating eggs to childless couples who wish to experience the miracle of pregnancy and childbirth is NOT similar in ANY way to human trafficking.

The limit in the US for is not 10K and finally- just because you do not agree with something does not make it wrong.

Put yourself in other peoples shoes before you start to judge them.

Christina said...

I am in other peoples shoes, Louise. But, I'm not willing to exploit another human being to resolve my own pain.

Perhaps you should hold off on judging others as well.