What Do You Think About Selling Your Eggs for Stem-Cell Research?


Recently, New York quietly became the only state in the country that will allow taxpayer funded researchers to pay women up to $10,000 for the “time, discomfort and expenses associated with donating eggs for experiments.” The Empire State Stem Cell Board has $600 million to spend on stem-cell research, some of which they can now use to buy these eggs and harvest the cells. Many oppose this tactic, as it may prey on women who are in desperate circumstances. Others cheer it as a step forward for research in a field that is hampered on many sides by moral and legal restrictions. [WP]