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Why Eugenics is Bad

"[Human donors' egg] prices already rise with donors’ SAT scores. These guidelines [that cap the compensation egg donors receive] thus aim partly to reduce risks of eugenics: higher prices for eggs that are felt to have “better,” more desirable genes. Without guidelines, prices will surely escalate for eggs from donors without certain mutations (for example, breast cancer). The wealthy will then be able to avoid certain ailments that thus become diseases more of the poor. ...eliminating all guidelines on price caps, as this lawsuit seeks, may promote eugenics, harming us all."

- Robert Klitzman, Letter to the Editor, New York Times, Oct. 23, 2015


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