Egg Donors

Worldwide Eggsploitation: Egg Donation and Exploitation of Young Women Results in Death

For Immediate Release San Ramon, CA/July 13, 2012—News is just breaking in India about Sushma Pandey, a 17-year-old young woman who died in 2010, two days after her third “egg donation.” Her death is being attributed to the procedures used to extract eggs from healthy, desirable young females like Ms. Pandey. These eggs are often […]

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Freezers Are For Food

In the world of commercialized conception, it seems we’ve decided the freezer is a great place to keep eggs, sperm, and “spare” embryos until we need them. We think they do pretty well in the freezer, but the verdict is still out on what happens over the long haul when you freeze and store human […]

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Money Changes Everything

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC President When the news broke that Mitt and Ann Romney welcomed grandchildren numbers 17 and 18 this past Friday via “gestational surrogacy,” those of us here at CBC central—who oppose commercialized conception—wondered where the bottom is in these murky waters of assisted reproduction. Tagg Romney posted this on his facebook page […]

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IVF Clinics Supply Embryos For Destructive Research Without Consent of Egg Donors

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC When a woman donates her eggs for one purpose — to help another woman have a child — is it right and ethical to instead use embryos made from her gametes for destructive research without her knowledge or consent? A survey of IVF clinics has […]

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A Visit to the Land of Dr. Oz

The last two weeks have been full of the unexpected. Like you, I had a full schedule planned for last week—ending with an early family Christmas gathering in my home for over 20 guests this past Saturday. About two weeks ago I got a call from The Dr. Oz Show producer, asking if I would […]

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Feminists Warn Against Exploiting Women for Eggs in Biotech

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Pro choice and pro life women have come together in coalition to protect women from being exploited for their eggs by Big Biotech. Reason? Women would take all the risks and the companies could make all the money but for the small payments to women […]

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Austrian Law Banning Egg and Sperm Donation In a Single IVF Procedure Upheld

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The European Union’s right to “family life” is being used for potentially pernicious purposes. For example, as we discussed several months ago, the European Court of Human Rights (UCHR) has taken a case that will decide whether the right includes to make a family member […]

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Egg Harvesting Raises Risk of Ovarian Tumors

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC IVF has been painted as a virtually risk free enterprise. But we haven’t much studied the long term impact on children — who appear to have higher rates of certain health issues than those conceived through the natural process — or on women who have […]

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Who’s Allowed in the Public Square? And who Gets to Decide?

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC President Despite all our society’s talk of civility these days, it seems the public square is only becoming more of a lion’s den. And people of a certain stripe are being excluded or marginalized purely on the basis of their religious beliefs. Case in point: Recently, I was invited to speak […]

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Babies for Sale, Buyers Beware

Infertility can bring much heartache to couples desperately wanting a baby. Sadly, desperation opens the door for exploitation. Recently, two high-profile surrogacy attorneys, Theresa Erickson and Hilary Neiman, were caught exploiting surrogates, stealing from California taxpayers, and, most horrifically, selling babies. Continue reading at CBC-Network.org

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Human Trafficker in Babies Pleads Guilty

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Baby selling is a form of human trafficking, and as such, it needs to be stopped whenever and wherever it is tried. Now, San Diego “reproductive law” attorney and biological colonialist Theresa Erickson, and her gang, have been busted for selling babies. Three guilty pleas. […]

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IVF — Perils of Egg Donation: Here Come the Lawyers

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The Center for Bioethics and Culture’s award-winning documentary Eggsploitation has been making a very big splash because it explores the hitherto rarely discussed risks associated with egg donation. Now, a recent million dollar-plus verdict illustrates not only the potential perils of egg donation, but the […]

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You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

By Matthew Eppinette, CBC New Media Manager Yesterday I stumbled across a post on a bicycling blog highlighting a European sperm bank’s Sperm Bike. It seems they wanted an environmentally-friendly way to transport sperm samples to various fertility clinics around Copenhagen. And someone came up with the idea of a custom designed sperm bike. CEO […]

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Egg Donor Interview: Linda* in Los Angeles

Jennifer Lahl, CBC President—and Executive Producer, Director, and Writer of Eggsploitation—recently interviewed Linda about her egg donation experience. Lahl: You told me you saw the ad on Craigslist’s posting by the fertility center, looking for Asian egg donors. What made you answer this ad? Linda: I thought I fit the description very well: Great grades, […]

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Baby Breeding 101: Business Busted

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC President There seems to be no end to the filthy bottom of the reproductive tourist trafficking industry. This story just broke, covering the bust up of a baby breeding surrogacy ring. Fourteen Vietnamese women had their passports confiscated and were being held in two houses while they gestated babies which were […]

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Baby Breeding 101: Business Busted

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC President There seems to be no end to the filthy bottom of the reproductive tourist trafficking industry. This story just broke, covering the bust up of a baby breeding surrogacy ring. Fourteen Vietnamese women had their passports confiscated and were being held in two houses while they gestated babies which were […]

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Upcoming Eggsploitation Screenings

March 14 @ 6:00 PM Eggsploitation Screening Loyola Marymount University Free and open to the public University Hall ECC 1857 1 LMU Drive Los Angeles, CA March 15 @ 7:00 PM Eggsploitation Screening Azusa Pacific University Free and open to the public West Campus Felix Event Center VIP Room 700 W. Foothill Azusa, CA March […]

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The History and Reception of Eggsploitation

By Matthew Eppinette, CBC New Media Manager CBC President Jennifer Lahl has a piece in today’s To The Source on some of the background to our latest documentary as well as some of the comotion it has been causing as we’ve been showing it around the country. Pay close attention to who the critics of […]

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