Thursday, March 25, 2010

Human egg offered as first prize in a raffle

I have BLOGGED many times on the immorality of IVF and assisted human reproduction and the problems associated with it but rarely have I come across such a blatant commercialism of human life as the raffling of a human egg by a fertility clinic.
see Daily Mail Report

This new debasement of human procreation has apparently been arranged as a joint venture between a US and a UK Fertility Clinic, which together offered a human egg as a first prize in a raffle that took place at a London fertility seminar. The winner we are told will get a chance to select an ideal donor egg worth £13,000 and will also be given the choice of viewing the childhood pictures of potential donors before making her choice.
The IVF procedure will take place in America in order to circulate British Fertility laws which are more stringent.

Josephine Quintavalle, of Comment on Reproductive Ethics CORE is reported as saying,
"The capacity of the IVF industry to commodify human life reaches a new low with this latest deplorable initiative".