How To Make A Baby

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Let me share with you two articles that I never would have put together except for the very, very different ways in which they approach human procreation.The New York Times had one of those #FirstWorld, first person narratives by the spouse of a lesbian couple desperate to get pregnant. As it turns out, a friend and her husband decide that they will donate his sperm to this woman and her spouse. The author flies out to collect the sperm and inseminate herself. Here's how she describes the … [Read more...]

How much is that (custom) baby in the window?

So here’s the thing. If you’re looking for something to follow that’s strange, weird, and fascinating, forget reality TV or any other fiction. Just look into the largely unregulated world of assisted reproductive technologies (ART).It's all especially ironic in light of the attention given to the fact that Steve Jobs was adopted, not ordered like an iProduct.Read more here. … [Read more...]

When Consumerism And Motherhood Collide

It's a brave new world. We're so far down the slippery slope, we don't remember when we started sliding. Seriously.Now, the right to choose means that women can not only choose the sex and even some of the genetic traits of their infant, but it also means that they can dispose of their "products" at will. Sounds like ancient Rome to me, only this time it's the women with the power, not the men. Read more here. … [Read more...]


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