Sunday, 22 May 2011
at 10:39 pm by AnneE
Tonight Sunday (TVOne) ran a highly emotive, remarkably one-sided story about people travelling overseas to buy eggs or embryos, focusing on two examples. It repeatedly attacked New Zealand law, which prohibits the sale of eggs, sperm or embryos, just as it prohibits the sale of children or human organs. Only one person spoke defending the law, near the end. There was no mention of the issues relating to children conceived from "anonymous" eggs, spern or embryos, or the fact that one of the prime reasons for the law was the lessons learnt from closed stranger adoption. It repeatedly said we needed to have the debate about this, when that was what we had when the law was drafted. It implied that we were the odd ones out in not allowing such sales to take place, although this is not true. I'm just more and more appalled by the dire state of socalled journalism here now.