The Ethics of Eggs

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The Ethics of Eggs

  1. Great idea! Finance your degree and give a couple a child.

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  2. Bad idea! You have no control over your own progeny.

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  3. Undecided. I can see good and bad in this, but don't know where I stand.

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  4. Other. Elaborate in post.

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  1. Magnetic Poles

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  2. Alcott

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    Are they cheaper by the dozen?
     
  3. Magnetic Poles

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    Maybe! [​IMG]

    I am surprised this one hasn't sparked much interest. It seems to be an ethical issue that has pros and cons on both sides, and I thought might be an interesting dialog.
     
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    I have no idea...what are they selling it for? Stem Cells? Making whole (God's will intended) babies?
     
  5. Gina B

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    The money sounds great. I personally would not do it, because that would still be MY child out there. I have an obligation to ensure that my offspring are raised in Christ. How silly of me it would be to knowingly hand over what will potentially be my own child to a complete stranger?

    In my younger years I wouldn't have thought much of it. I do think it is unethical to do this.

    I'm also against the idea of people using medical procedures to become pregnant. It seems as if it is interfering way too much with nature. I'd personally be worried that there was a good cause for it, and would stick with adopting if I wanted a child that desperately. I understand the desire, but it just seems strange on a number of levels to circumvent what may have been God's will (to not conceive), especially when there are needy children out there in need of good homes. Even with the ability to have children, I hadn't planned on it simply for that cause...that there are children out there who don't have parents. (it was my husband's decision to have our own children)

    So, no.
    I don't like this egg-selling idea at all, on a number of levels.
     
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    ah...I'd agree to leave the population control to God....He knows how to manage things....
     
  7. Magnetic Poles

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    So, what if you could interview the prospective parents and they were wonderful committed Christians? Would that make a difference.

    Also, to answer Uncharted Spirit, no this is not for harvesting stem cells or aborting. Just for the purpose of creating children for couples unable to conceive on their own.
     
  8. Gina B

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    It might make it more tolerable. If I was very desperate, it could sway me from no to yes when considering whether or not to do it.

    I still would have a major issue with this though. Regardless of who carried the baby, the fact would remain that a child is out there, with a biological mother who isn't taking the responsibility, and a biological father that had a child with a woman he didn't know.

    It's confusion. It's more than questionable. There are just so many levels of possible wrong going on in the situation that I really don't think anything will convince me that it would be ok in any situation.

    There was one that came close to convincing me. It was a situation where a person was artificially impregnated so she would have a child, in order to save the life of her sister. LINK to story
    The slant given on this story is far too harsh on the parents, I think, regardless of whether it was right or wrong. And I'm inclined to say that in this particular situation, I do have a hard time (emotionally) saying that it was wrong.

    Would I have done it? Maybe. Would I be wrong? Probably. But I'd also be willing to do wrong to save the life of my child.

    Thanks for making my brain hurt. :eek: [​IMG]
     
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    Wow. Everyone must agree with me. [​IMG] hehehe...
     
  10. Magnetic Poles

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    Good thoughts, Gina! [​IMG]
     
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    I honestly dont know where I stand on this. Only God can choose which sole inhabits the growing child within the womb. An unfertilized egg is just a cell which women dump every month (hope that didnt sound crude).

    I honestly do not know of any biblical teachings that would support or prohibit such a procedure unless there are Prohibitions at the thought of profiting from the sale of the eggs. Setting the cash payment aside though how is it different from donating a kidney or donating your organs after you die?
     

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