Family Research Council

A Different Kind of Egg


By Tony Perkins
April 03, 2013

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This Easter, some people were looking for a different kind of egg. The human kind. Hello, this is Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. The question, "how do you like your eggs?," just got a little more complicated. In the world of fertility clinics, "how do you order your eggs?" can be anything from athletic and pretty to smart or musically inclined. You've heard of Build-A-Bear, now there's Build-A-Baby. The Washington Post has the trend exploding across Ivy League schools. Parents run ads in student newspapers, offering as much as $20,000 for donors with certain test scores or eye colors. Michael Sandal, author of "The Case Against Perfection," argues that appreciating children as gifts means that you are accepting them as they come, not as products of our will. The process isn't just morally dangerous, it's physically risky too. Women who donate their eggs take drugs that cause everything from amnesia to cancer. Countries like Great Britain outlawed the procedure for a reason. It's time to follow their lead and stop poaching eggs from vulnerable women.

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