Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Eggsploitation! Women Endangered by Bad Science

Chuck Colson writes, "You’ve probably seen them—most of us have. Ads soliciting women to donate their eggs for in vitro fertilization are everywhere: in newspapers, on the Internet, on college campus bulletin boards. Most people don’t even think twice about it. An opportunity for young women to earn a little cash and do something nice for an infertile couple, and it’s all supervised by doctors. What could be wrong with that?

Plenty, according to a new documentary. Eggsploitation, a film produced by the Center for Bioethics and Culture, tears down the façade to show the dark side of egg donation."

And let me add, this isn't even mentioning the deadliest element of all of in vitro fertilization; namely, the destruction of all those "extra embryos."

Here is Colson's Breakpoint article with more information. Here's another from Jennifer Lahl. Over here is the website for the shocking new documentary, "Eggsploitation." And right below is the trailer for the film.

Below that are links to related Vital Signs posts about IVF.

Guys, let's get the basic facts about this dangerous new scheme and start spreading the word.

Why Will No One Inform Couples About the Health Risks of IVF?

In Vitro Fertlization: Regulation (Even Understanding) Is Overdue

Uncomfortable Truths About In Vitro Fertilization

Ova Freezing as a Lifestyle Choice

Culling Embryos to Get a Perfect Baby

In Vitro's Monstrous Secret

What Happens to the "Extra" Embryos?