A high-resolution image of human egg cells. (Jezper, via Shutterstock)
If you are interested in the buying and selling of human eggs, you might want to take in a California legislative hearing tomorrow in Sacramento. Up for action in the state Senate Health Committee is a measure that would permit paying women who provide the eggs if they do so for the purposes of research.
It’s a complex, emotionally loaded question: What kinds of women sell eggs to infertile couples in California?
For Carol Hogan of the California Catholic Conference, the answer is simple.
“Six-foot blondes with 4.0 GPA’s,” she says. But Hogan has a different picture of the women who might get paid to provide their eggs if Gov.