From CHRISTIAN TODAY:
The Rev Ian Galloway, convener of the Kirk’s Church and Society Council, hit out at the recent “raffle” of a fertility treatment cycle in London, in conjunction with a US-based clinic in Virginia, and said the practice now exists in Scotland. It is currently illegal to sell human eggs in the UK. Donors are only entitled to "reasonable expenses" and loss of earnings up to £250.
Mr Galloway said, “The sale of human eggs favours the commoditisation of human parts – human eggs should not be in a shopping basket on the same level as a grocery item. Just as it is wrong to buy and sell human beings it is wrong to buy and sell human eggs."
The estimated revenue for the assisted reproductive technology industry in the USA alone was calculated at $2 billion US dollars. Mr Galloway concluded: “It is very telling that such level of profits are extracted from human misery.”