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The Rich and Famous Love the Commercialization of Childbearing

March 30th, 2014

Don’t believe me?  Check out this conference, to be held in a few days, at UCLA.

No, this image is not part of the conference advertising. I put this image in myself.

No, this image is not part of the conference advertising. I put this image in myself.

Actress Elisabeth Rohm, “Guncles” Scout And Bill Masterson, Brenda Strong, Actor Jason Patric Share Journey To Parenthood

Fertility Planit LA 2014 is the first event of its kind, helping people explore all of their options for having children and finding the right partners — April 4th and 5th, 2014 in Los Angeles, AT UCLA.

Millions of same sex couples and singles are creating families through donors, fostering, adoption, surrogacy and co-parenting. They are inspired by the 200+ experts and celebrities speaking out and sharing personal stories at Fertility Planit.

The organizers, naturally, promote the conference by promoting the celebrity speakers. But the list of topics and speakers don’t sound very child-focused to me.  The sense of adult entitlement just jumps off the page.

  • TV Producer Bryant Huddleston on becoming a Single Dad by Choice

  • Actress Elisabeth Rohm on her journey to motherhood via IVF and her book “Having the Child I Always Wanted (Just Not As Expected)”

  • Rachel Hope and Ivan Fatovic on Co-Parenting and new forms of Partnered Parenting

  • TV’s “Guncles” Bill Horn and Scout Masterson on Open Adoption and Birth Moms

  • Author/Congressional Candidate Marianne Williamson on Family Equality

  • Equality California’s Alice Kessler on Anonymous Donors

  • Comedian Alec Mapa (director of award-winning film Baby Daddy) on fostering to adopt

  • Carla Lundblade and her 12-year old son on bonding with Donor Siblings

  • Actress Brenda Strong will lead a session on the environment and its impact on our fertility, and a wellness /yoga session

  • Alice Crisci on getting pregnant with embryos she had frozen before undergoing chemotherapy

  • Model and TV Host Tomiko Fraser Hines on being pregnant with Donor Eggs

  • TV Producer Bryant Huddleston on becomng a Single Dad by Choice

  • Actress/Comedian Cocoa Brown from The Single Moms Club on being a Single Mother

  • Actor Jason Patric on Father Rights

  • Dr. Habib Sadeghi (Gwyneth Paltow’s mentor and integrative medicine doctor)  (this is the same person who coined the term “consciously uncouple,” as an alternative to divorce, for Gwyneth and her husband.)

Here at the Ruth Institute, we have been saying for some time that the next step after redefining marriage will be redefining parenthood. Notice the sponsors of this event:

Major Sponsors include: Family Equality Council; Conceivable.com; Ferring Pharmaceuticals; California Fertility Partners; The Bump, California Cryobank, HRC Fertility, Southern California Reproductive Center, and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center.

In other words, The Fertility Industry and the Gay Lobby.

Oddly enough, no asked Alana Newman to come and share the perspective of the Donor Conceived Person. Alana might mess up the tidy narrative, that “the kids are alright.”  Repeat as often as needed to assuage your conscience over the buying and selling of children.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1819443#ixzz2xVewUd51



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