These women have joined the 66 Club. What do they have in common? What has brought them together?
“All the women used the same anonymous donor, number 66, and their children share the same biological father.”
BBC Radio aired a program on these women, their children and the realities of an unregulated market. While sperm banks supposedly “retire” a donor after nine or ten births, that practice is clearly not being heeded. One donor’s sperm has resulted in more than a hundred births!
- 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.