Discussion in 'Politics' started by ScreamingEagle, Oct 25, 2006.
“Wow. I never really thought about that.”
It's not as if scientists are going out into the night and stealing eggs from unsuspecting, sleeping women. Women donate them on their own and they get paid thousands of dollars to do so. I didn't even include the women who donate because they want to have kids. This is the f*cking stupidest thing I've ever read. It sounds like something Pat Robertson dreamed up. When women donate their eggs to a lab and the lab pays them $10,000 for them, the lab can do whatever they want with them. Furthermore, every ad I've ever seen calling for women to donate their eggs explicitly states the health risk of doing so. The risk is why they get paid $10,000. You "never really thought about that" because you apparently don't think at all. And apparently Jennifer Lahl doesn't either. This whole argument is ridiculous. If some woman donated her eggs and the doctor didn't tell her that the surgery would hurt, then she either has a basis for a lawsuit or she needs to have the doctor give her a CAT scan as well to see if her brain is even in her head--I don't know which. Think about what you're arguing against. Every time you support or pay attention to ludicrous bullsh*t like this you're supporting the stance of not doing scientific research that could lead to medical cures for the worst plagues of mankind on the basis that it kills embryos--EMBRYOS. POSSIBLE human beings. My nuts create possible human beings everyday but I have yet to meet the secret service detail charged with guarding my sack. And yet I'm sure you support the death penalty and I'm sure that you support the current war. I am also sure that you haven't done anything to ease the suffering and genocide happening in Darfur or to help the thousands still living in squalor right here in the US have you? You're a hypocrit who finds solace in appearing righteous by putting-out the impression that you care about human life. If I were a woman, I would donate my eggs for a $10,000 check. And if they used the eggs for scientific research I wouldn't care because I'd have a $10,000 check in my hand.
You know, for a so-called Republican you sure do favor a sh*t-ton of federal government regulation when it comes to things like scientific research, but god forbid we use government resources to feed, clothe or supply healthcare to people.
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Your impassioned liberal response tells me I'm really onto something. You dredge up Pat Robertson and everything....this could very well become a big issue like abortion. It's not just eggs, but eggs that later get fertilized by sperm. An embryo is a fertilized egg - the beginning of human life. A clone would also be a human life, is it not? Should this life be "experimented with" in the laboratories? And is it wrong to have concern about the women donating the eggs? Would you let me pay you $10,000 for your life? Two women recently died in UK from egg harvesting. Further research brings to light some very interesting reading:
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