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Over Easy: The Brave New World of Egg Donors

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The Church prohibits Catholics from using certain reproductive technologies such as surrogates, egg and sperm donors, and IVF. In part, because these procedures often result in the termination of “abnormal” or unwanted human embryos.  They also contribute to the commodification of the human personAs Pope Francis recently said, “Human beings themselves are now considered as consumer goods which can be used and thrown away.”

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Moira Donegan writes for The New Inquiry about the brave new world of egg donors, “Even among physicians and counselors, physical traits are discussed with prominent emphasis: their professional conversations about egg donation slip from the sterile vocabulary of medicine into that of soft eugenics faster than you can say ‘natural blonde.'” Read it here: Over Easy. Or: The Strange Hell Women Go Through to Donate Their Eggs.

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