Invisible Class: “Donor-Conceived” People

Dear Friends For Life:  The difficulties facing “donor-conceived” people, not to mention the “donor” mothers and fathers are very real. It has been building up over the years and is gradually making inroads which affect our lives.

The first victim in this complicated issue is the woman. Several weeks ago, I order a DVD entitled eggseggsploitation“. The bold caption “Thinking about donating your eggs? Think again” caught my attention. A brief summary on the jacket states [that the infertility industry in the United States has grown to a multi-billion dollar business. What is its main commodity? Human eggs. Young women all over the world are solicited by ads-via college campus bulletin boards, social media, online classifieds-offering up to $100,000 for their “donated” eggs, to “help make someone’s dream come true.” But who is this egg donor? Is she treated justly? What are the short- and long-term risks to her health? The answers to these questions will disturb you.]

The DVD is 45 minutes long. It not only gives a glimpse of women who donated their eggs but also the unkown physical and medical risks which they encountered. It exposes this dark side of the infertility industry and the lack of adequate studies. The DVD is an eye-opener for those not acquainted with this current issue. I strongly recommend it.

The second victim is the “donor-conceived” person. One IVF-treatment-sperm-being-006problem with a third-party reproduction is that it corrupts the basic structure of the human family. Alana S. Newman, the founder of the Anonymous Us Project, states: “The child becomes an asset to be bought and sold, rather than a precious begotten family member who deserves intimacy, protection, and inclusion. She enters the world as a tool for personal satisfaction.”

images-4The child has a right to know its true identity. No matter what country they live in, they are all human beings and have basic human rights. United Nation’s “Declaration of the Rights of the Child” states this very clearly “The child shall be protected against all forms of neglect, cruelty and exploitation. He shall not be the subject of traffic, in any form.” (read articles 6 and 9).

The whole thing is completely out of control and very very sad. The donor-conceived community needs your help.

God Bless
Jerry Novotny, OMI

 

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Sperm-eggThe Difference is LIFE – “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

-Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Read more.

 

 

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