So, as a woman, I’ll tell you a real beef I have. It is the whole industry and commercialization of the reproductive business. There are countless stories of in vitro fertilization (IVF) gone bad. White couples giving birth to babies of color because embryos got mixed up before implantation. Young girls selling their eggs on the internet to pay for their college education. Women not wanting to bother with pregnancy so they use IVF and surrogates to have their children for them. And plus just the who attitude of children being made as we see fit. Pick and choose kids! What does that say about our human future?
- Jennifer Lahl, MA, BSN, RN, is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR. She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has three times addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.