Mirror of Justice

A blog dedicated to the development of Catholic legal theory.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Jennifer Lahl on the dark side of the "assisted reproduction" industry

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 tourismWomen 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.


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