A friend of mine read this book before I did, and she made a poignant observation:
This author makes the reader feel her pain ... her sorrows .. her triumph.
The book is an important landmark on the discussion of human egg donors and the varying and sometimes detrimentaol effects of tghe process on the women who choose this path. Recent discussions in my book circles involve harrowing tales, now published as books by former egg donors.
Some criticize the fertility industry for its "dirty little secrets."
Being a book reviewer, this topic was one that -- while it did not take me by surprise -- it certainly necessitates further research on my part to familiarize myself with various aspects of this increasingly complex issue.
SOUL SALE: A RUDE AWAKENING: Americus Dotter, a human egg donor for Yale University, discovers that many of her embryos have gone to stem cell research. Unknown to her she has contributed to an industry that is at the center of our generation's greatest moral and ethical debate. Her story begins when she purchases a vehicle off of Craigslist that was involved in a highway shooting of a local hero. When the case explodes into an FBI investigation Amy finds herself at the center of suspicion and a torturous battle for her soul ensues. Discover how it is that she keeps her soul intact and how she responds when she is called to the Court of Heaven and must testify as to her true intentions.
In response to her critics, I say: this is just one woman's tale.
Americus Dotter was an ovum donor for many fertility clinics across the United States including Yale University, and helped many couples achieve their goal of creating a family. Stem cell research and the ethics surrounding it are one of her primary concerns. Her book, Soul Sale, is the raw story of spiritual warfare that she experienced in 2008 following the birth of her own child. It is an example of "quantum psychiatry," a term that is gaining popularity and support in the psychiatric community. Quantum psychiatry is thought to be where spirituality and science meet to expose unproven realities. In a time where the transhuman agenda is beginning to appear in headlines, the ethics surrounding stem cell research must be discussed and unintended consequences of our knowledge should be examined. Amy Dotter successfully sheds light on these issues in a creative true story not like any ever heard before.
Finally, this is an important work for anyone concerned about issues of ethics in the infertility industry.
Read more at: http://www.americusdotter.com/