Friday, November 1, 2013
Today at the indispensable site Public Discourse, Jennifer Lahl casts a bright light on features of "assisted reproduction" that the industry has shoved into the darkness:
We find ourselves in a world in which a global multi-billion-dollar per year fertility industry feeds reproductive tourism. Women old enough to be grandmothers become first-time mothers, and litter births like the Octumom's . . . are distressingly common. Pre-implantation genetic screening, which is in reality a "search and destroy" mission, has become the modern face of eugenics. Grandmothers are carrying their daughters' babies (their own grandchildren) to term. Doctors are now creating three-parent embryos using DNA from two women and one man. Single-by choice mothers and fathers, same-sex parents, and parenting partnerships between non-romantically involved couples have become "The New Normal."
The entire essay is available here: http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2013/11/11111/
Jennifer Lahl is producer of the the important documentary film Eggsploitation. Her new documentary film on the exploitation of poor women for the reproductive purposes of the affluent, Breeders: A Subclass of Women? will be released soon.