I read this little tidbit today on the internet. Here, here is the link:
A lottery for IVF.
So basically a lottery is cashing in on the desire for a child and banking on the emotions of women and men and couples and non-couples. I am speechless.
Thing is, having a child through a natural conception is private. Having a child through IVF? Even more private. At least in my experience it was. It’s an attempt of conception after so many heartbreaking moments. It’s a hopeful attempt. Hope should not be for sale.
But it is. And we pay for it. IVF costs a ton. Now, I am not going to go in to the emotional and physical attributes of IVF here. I am speaking purely in financial terms since a lottery is about the moolah. Dinero. The bank.
I don’t believe any lottery should use “hope” for exchange of a profit. Would I have attempted my fate at this lottery? Yes. Many times over.
Would I have felt duped and hurt? Yes.
Does anyone feel the same as me on this? Curious.