Thursday, March 09, 2006

Hands Off Our Ovaries and International Women's Day

March 8th, International Women's Day, a coalition of pro-choice and pro-life women, concerned at the growing exploitation of women in biotechnology will launch a new campaign against the harvesting and marketing of human eggs. The campaign. "Hands off our ovaries!" will highlight the short and long-term risks involved in egg harvesting and its significance for the health and dignity of women, an issue that has been addressed on this blog before and is a concern of the Women's Bioethics Project.

Concerned feminist representatives have joined together on this common ground, outraged by the casual attitude of the biotech industry towards the female body. Like-minded leaders and groups from around the world are invited to join a list which already includes representation from the USA Europe and Asia.

(hat tip to Jennifer Lahl)

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