Womens Magazine, for August 5, 2013 - 1:00pm
Harvesting Human Eggs & International Surrogacy: Risks to Health & Human Rights
Discussing California AB 926 (on Governor Brown's desk as of August 5th): A bill that would repeal the current limits on compensation for women who 'donate' their eggs to research, and elevate it to $5-10K. Framed as a 'women's equity' bill, it neglects the health risks of invasive egg donation procedures. We'll discuss the history of this legislation, the health risks - as seen in the acclaimed documentary Eggsploitation - as well the legal argument against harvesting human eggs & the under-regulated industry of international surrogacy.
Diane Tober, PhD, Assoc. Executive Director of the Center for Genetics and Society
Jennifer Lahl, Executive Producer & Director of the Award Winning documentary Eggsploitation: The Fertility Industry has a Dirty Little Secret - www.eggsploitation.com
Mona Lisa Wallace, Esq.
Plus the first in a series of live reports from the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride going around the country to raise awareness about the legislative assault on women's rights.
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