Liberty, Fertility, and the Pursuit of High Tech Babies

Posted: October 25, 2013

According to Miriam Zoll, author of memoir Cracked Open, the odds of becoming parents through reproductive medicine are far less than the current generation has been led to believe. And she knows the problem first-hand, having delayed motherhood until age 40.

Zoll discusses the ethics of new reproductive opportunities at Scripps College on Tuesday, October 29 at 4:15 pm in the Hampton Room.

Professor of Philosophy Rivka Weinberg believes the Scripps community has much to gain by attending the lecture.

“I invited Ms. Zoll to come and talk about her book because I believe her message regarding the true nature, cost, and success rate of fertility treatments and technologies is especially vital to young women,” she says. “The fertility industry in the United States is largely unregulated and rife with conflicts of interests. Miriam Zoll’s book is an eye-opener, and I am very excited she will discuss it with us.”

In addition to her recent memoir, Zoll has also been published by the New York Times, The Atlantic, the Earth Institute of Columbia University, and the United Nations.

A reception and book-signing with the author follow the talk. This event is co-sponsored by the Departments of Philosophy, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Intercollegiate Women’s Studies of The Claremont Colleges.

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