Tuesday, December 21, 2010

When you think it can't get any worse ...

... you learn of a sperm bank for celebrity look-alikes. I'm doing research for a talk about designer babies and came across a link to the California clinic. You can scan through hundreds of celebrity names and choose which sports player, actor, singer, politician you want your little child to resemble. Then read the stats about the man in question and decide whether or not to proceed with your dream of having a child who might look like your Hollywood crush.

I feel like I might lose my lunch after scanning through the testimonials, "success" stories and donor profiles. Oh, and if celebrity look-alikes isn't your thing, there's also a "Beautiful People" sperm bank and a (now discontinued) genius sperm bank.

How is this not considered commodifying children?

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