Members of Congress, Staff to See Documentary on Infertility Industry Exploitation
by Steven Ertelt
September 8, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Members of Congress and their staff will be able to attend a documentary screening tomorrow of a film that blows the whistle on the deceptive practices of the infertility industry. Eggsploitation talks about how the industry exploits young women for their eggs and presents them with medical risks.
"Profiling the harrowing testimonies of three egg donors, Eggsploitation reveals the shocking truths, hidden dangers and severe health risks associated with egg donation," the Center for Bioethics and Culture told LifeNews.com today.
"The infertility industry today is a booming, multi-billion-dollar-per-year business; yet no regulation exists to protect vulnerable women from coercive marketing ploys and large monetary incentives to get their eggs," the group said of its film.
Wendy Kramer the director and co-founder of Donor Sibling Registry has endorsed the documentary.
"This powerful, important and informative documentary gives viewers true insight into the egg donation industry and helps us to better understand the desperate need for regulation and oversight. All prospective egg donors (and recipients) as well as all practitioners and agency employees in the egg donation industry should be required to watch this film," she said.
Judy Norsigian, the director of Our Bodies Ourselves, has joined her.
"It is a scandal that the infertility industry has gone so many years without collecting adequate safety data on the risks of multiple egg extraction . . . policy makers need to insist that we finally conduct the research that should have been done years ago," she said.
Film Writer and Executive Producer, Jennifer Lahl, will be present for discussion of the film after the viewing.
The documentary will premier at the Capitol Hill Visitor Center in Washington, D.C., on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in Room HVC 201. The exclusive film screening is sponsored by pro-life Sen. Tom Coburn, a doctor from Oklahoma.
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