Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Vocabulary in the fertility business

Over at Bill of Health, Dov Fox starts a post on some tax litigation with some linguistic notes from the field:
Can you be taxed for selling your eggs?

"Those who deal in alternative ways of making families use euphemisms that obscure the market mechanisms at work when individuals ‘‘donate’’ their eggs or sperm, couples ‘‘contribute’’ their embryos, surrogates ‘‘offer’’ their wombs, and orphans are ‘‘matched’’ to adoptive parents. Make no mistake, family formation is big business. "

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