Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Issues in the news

Read an interesting piece on the fertility industry; timely, in the light of the HHS mandate for infertility drugs during an epidemic of infertility that causes so much suffering. Turns out, the infertile couples aren't the only ones who suffer. When they turn to egg "donors," there is no tracking of the effects to their health once they go through a complete donation cycle. In addition, "It is ironic that many of these buyers [of human ova, or eggs] probably seek hormone-free meat and eggs for their dinner table yet have no compunction about treating a woman like an industrial farm chicken and pumping her full of hormones to make her produce more eggs." Read more here.

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Struggling with infertility and the Church's seeming lack of compassion? This book may be a good place to start healing: The Infertility Companion for Catholics: Spiritual and Practical Support for Couples


Christine Falk Dalessio said...

I have been a little surprised, actually, that the infertility community hasn't risen up against HHS... so many folks continue to suffer with this burden, and HHS just exacerbates the pain.

Sr Anne said...

Good point.