Women in Korea were encouraged to donate "spare" eggs for experimentation with cloning. This involves hyperstimulating the ovaries, and then:
The process, which is known as somatic cell nuclear transfer, involves taking a donated egg (or oocyte) from which the nucleus has been removed, and replacing that nucleus with DNA from the non reproductive cell of a patient. The result was 11 lab-cultivated embryos that developed into blastocysts. At this stage, a small cavity (blastocoele) forms inside the embryo whose inner cells are undifferentiated and a source of embryonic stem cells.
Embryonic stem cell research, which is "morally and ethically unacceptable," is discussed in many places, so we'll reduce our comments to this observation concerning the women involved:
Professor Koo Young-moo, from the University of Ulsan, raised ethical questions about the donors, not about the embryos. For him in fact, “Hwang might face some problems since he did not discuss the risks associated with egg extraction with the 18 donors and did not specify in the signed agreement that the eggs would be destroyed”.
Hmmm, the women were not fully informed before the procedures -- either of the complete scope of the experiment or the medical risks to themselves? Has this ever happened before?? What might those risks be?
"Imagine the worse case scenario in which a donor suffers from ovarian hyperstimulation, a dangerous condition for a woman’s reproductive capacity."
Medical "advances" using dangerous procedures which ultimately harm women. Procedures offered without adequate information given beforehand. Consent given by women who didn't have all the facts at their disposal. Fiddling with reproduction for dubious ends. I see a pattern here. And from the feminists -- not a peep.