Ethical standards ignored by in-vitro industry, study says
Catholic World News - August 14, 2012
The in-vitro fertilization industry has failed to maintain accepted ethical standards for egg donors, a new study charges.
The study in Fertility & Sterility reports that organizations that recruit women to donate their eggs for artificial reproduction have neglected to warn the women about the medical risks involved, offered extra payment for women who are attractive or have high college grades, and failed to conduct a psychological examination of younger donors. In these respects the recruiting organizations have violated the ethical standards set by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the study notes. These ethical standards for assisted reproduction are voluntary; there are no criminal penalties for violating them.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our September expenses ($33,515 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!