Bio-ethics or anti-fertility?Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- Criticism is swirling around several proposed bills going before the House and the Senate this week that deal with human cloning and egg donation.
Among the proposals is one that would no longer allow women to get paid for donating their eggs, minus medical expenses. Right now, women are compensated several thousand dollars.
Opponents say the bill will discourage egg donation, which allows women who can't have children to become mothers. They believe the government is getting involved in something it shouldn't.
Bill sponsors, however, say the proposed laws are about arming women with adequate information because there are very few ethical guidelines in the bioscience industry. The goal, supporters say, is to ensure more informed consent.