An All New Documentary Short Film


This all new documentary short explores one woman’s journey through egg donation…and its consequences…

Maggie’s Story follows one woman’s journey of learning about “helping” others have a child they desperately want, what she discovered in becoming an egg donor, and the consequences that followed. Maggie was told how special she was, but she was never informed of the risks egg donation posed to her own health and well being. She was used repeatedly for others’ gain, but when things turned bad, she was left on her own to navigate tests, treatments, surgeries, and an unknown prognosis.

From The Center for Bioethics and Culture, producers of and the award-winning Eggsploitation (2010, 2013) Anonymous Father’s Day (2011), and Breeders: A Subclass of Women? (2014).

For more on the issue of egg donation

Our feature-length documentary Eggsploitation (on iTunesAmazonGooglePlay, and Xbox Video)
Worldwide Human Egg Laws
Egg “Donation” and Exploitation of Women
All posts on egg donation


“A must-watch film for anyone contemplating becoming an egg donor. Maggie’s story shows how well meaning women who want to help others risk their own health and indeed lives, and how unscrupulous doctors put their profit before the egg donor’s state of health. Also, a must-watch for anyone contemplating using donated eggs for IVF or surrogacy. Remember, there is a woman from whose body these eggs come who might die because of your desire to have a child. Don’t proceed. Stop right now.”
— Renate Klein, Ph.D., women’s health researcher and FINRRAGE coordinator

“A personal story that is much larger than one woman’s experience. Maggie serves as a warning to all of us concerned about the harm done to women through egg donation. An urgently needed and articulate indictment of the world of eggsploitation.”
— Janice Raymond, Ph.D., Author of Women as Wombs: Reproductive Technologies and the Battle over Women’s Freedom; Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

“Maggie’s story is another cautionary tale of the scientific and ethical gray zone of ‘assisted reproduction.’ Her case illustrates the mercenary manipulation of a kind-hearted, generous young woman who received a pittance in compensation for a very valuable commodity: her eggs. She takes the risks. The clinic collects the money.”
— H. Rex Greene, M.D., board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, Oncology, and Hospice-Palliative Medicine

“Anyone who has been fed the lie that egg donation is safe and ethical: watch this film. The harm goes beyond mental and physical health consequences. The commercialization of any part of a woman’s body is always harmful.”
— Julie Bindel, journalist, author, and feminist campaigner

“Anyone contemplating becoming an egg donor or using an egg donor must watch this film. To hear this woman’s chilling and sobering story of her journey into the Brave New World of reproductive technology is to see where trendy medical science and amoral market forces meet.”
— Eric Metaxas, New York Times Bestselling author of Bonhoeffer and Miracles.

“Maggie’s Story is a devastating look into the hidden dark side of the fertility industry and the dangers that egg donors don’t realize they face. It’s a reminder that commercializing the human body can have permanent consequences.”
— Scott Carney, author of The Red Market: On the Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers.