The New Sexual Predators: Egg Brokers
In Public Discourse, Alana Newman, founder of The Anonymous Us Project, writes about new groups of people who wish to take advantage of young, fertile women -- those who want to use their eggs and wombs. "So now, young women must do more than simply defend themselves against aggressive heterosexual males who want to use them for sex. They must also navigate a world filled with new, never-before-seen predators—people they thought they could trust—who aggressively target them for their eggs and their wombs."
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Call for an International Declaration on Abuses of Women's Human Rights in Third Party Reproduction
In 2005, following exposure of ova trafficking in Romania, the European Parliament issued an official Resolution on the Trade in Human Egg Cells and affirmed an absolute opposition to payment for ova, classifying such payments as organ trafficking. A specific resolution on the situation was issued the same year, the Resolution on the Planned Trading of Human Egg Cells by Great Britain and Romania, which barred the granting of high fees for ova donation, stating that such high fees constitute the prohibited trade of human parts and should be regarded as an extreme form of exploitation of women.
Source: European Parliament Resolution on the Planned Trading of Human Egg Cells by Great Britain and Romania, B6-0205/2005
Call for an International Declaration on Abuses of Women's Human Rights in Third Party Reproduction (PDF)
Protecting Women from Eggsploitation
It's time to ban Cash-Induced Human Egg Harvesting
Embryo cloning for research will require millions of human eggs. How do embryo cloners and fertility clinics that supply them get their eggs? By offering thousands of dollars to cash-strapped college women and financially disadvantaged women to incentivize them to risk their health and future fertility for unethical and unproven science.
Only seven states ban human cloning for any reason, but the IVF industry is increasingly acting as a supplier of human eggs to biotech for human cloning. Learn the facts, and protect the women you love from being exploited by Big Biotech as egg farms.
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10.9.07 Harvard cloner complains about lack of human eggs
, MIT Technology Review, October 9, 2007.
1.22.07 Pro-cloning advocate Arthur Caplan
, Ph.D. states that incentivizing women to become egg farms is unethical, MSNBC, January 22, 2007.
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FACT SHEET: Is SCNT Really Human Cloning?
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