The Perverse Fruits of IVF

February 18, 2014 ( – In vitro fertilization is one of many procedures listed as a specialty in the field of reproductive medicine. Everything from treating pregnancy to aborting children to birth control to treating infertility is included. “Infertility” is the inability of a couple to achieve pregnancy the natural way. It is this condition that first generated the interest and scientific study pursued by the fathers … Continue reading The Perverse Fruits of IVF

Breeders: A Subclass of Women?

Breeders: A Subclass of Women? Official Trailer from CBC Network on Vimeo. This week only! Special Pre-Order Pricing $5.99+ s&h Women renting their wombs and giving birth to children for immediate delivery to other adults—such as infertile or same sex couples or single adults—have emerged as a distinct class of commercial provider. Women working as surrogates, while frequently motivated to help others wanting a family, … Continue reading Breeders: A Subclass of Women?

Human Exceptionalism

Objectifying Birth Mothers as “Gestational Carriers” I thought that language which dehumanized women was supposed to be verboten. But in the procreation as manufacture world of IVF, surrogate mothers, who used to be known as birth mothers, are now called “gestational carriers.”  As in the recent birth of a child for Nicole Kidman and her husband by a surrogate birth mother. Read the rest here Recommended … Continue reading Human Exceptionalism