The Empire State Stem Cell Board
recently announced that stem cell researchers in New York can use public money to pay women who donate their eggs for research. Brooke Ellison
, 2006 state senate candidate, quadriplegic and advisory board member to the Genetics Policy Institute
and Fr. Thomas Berg
, executive director of the Westchester Institute for Ethics & the Human Person
and a member of New York State Stem Cell Science's ethics committee, discuss the decision.Do you think it's ethical to compensate women for egg donation? Would you donate your eggs--and if so, why? For the money--or to further scientific research? Comment below!