Human Exceptionalism

A Sign of the Eugenic Times

I was just reading last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine. There, in all its eugenic glory, is an advertisement with the headline, “Donor Egg Immediately Available.” The text tells us that the “fully-screened” egg donors come from women “in advanced degree programs,” with other donors “with special accomplishments.” But of course, “each donor is exhaustively screened” by the company’s geneticists. And natch, the baby pictured in the ad with the happy mother is suitably blondish and fair skinned. After all, not just any baby will do for the rich and choosy.

No, prices are not given. If you have to ask, you can’t afford it.

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