The slope, she is slippery:
New York has become the first state to allow taxpayer-funded researchers to pay women for giving their eggs for embryonic stem cell research, a move welcomed by many scientists but condemned by critics who fear it will lead to the exploitation of vulnerable women.
The Empire State Stem Cell Board, which decides how to spend $600 million in state funding for stem cell studies, will allow researchers to compensate women up to $10,000 for the time, discomfort and expenses associated with donating eggs for experiments.
This wasn't supposed to happen, was it? All those who argued that we were headed this way were dismissed as being part of the religious-nut crowd. Or isn't $10,000 enough to persuade a woman to get pregnant just so she can donate the embryo? Can I order my body parts now?