Thursday, May 26, 2005

Different Strokes for Different Folks

Echidne offers insight on what our Faith-based Federal government will fund with taxpayer dollars, at least indirectly: One more shot at freedom for those tiny frozen orphans, or "Snowflakes," as the President's favorite embryo adoption agency calls them.

It appears that even this organization allows for leftover embryos when it sends six to each adopting family. But now, it's not waste. It's God's will.

As for the sperm's sacred role, Pop+Politics cites a CNN report that says the FDA was “about to implement new rules recommending that any man who has engaged in homosexual sex in the previous five years be barred from serving as an anonymous sperm donor.”

As P+P points out, this means the rules are different for gay donors versus, say, another significant source of genetic material, your average promiscuous hetero college student. Is this new different strokes for different folks rule based on science, or just one more example of gayphobia seeping its way into policy?

2 Comments:

Anonymous amanda said...

Is it just me or does the title of this post seem kinda rude when you start talking about sperm donors?

Probably just me then.

Don't blame me, I'm from Australia!

Great blog though - I enjoy reading it very much.

8:06 PM  
Blogger Rachel Motte said...

"But now, it's not waste. It's God's will."

9:42 AM  

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