Future Baby

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A look at the world of in vitro fertilization and the rapidly-advancing science of childbearing accompanying couples who wish to have children, egg donors and surrogate mothers. The director lets proponents* and skeptics* have their say and talks to the first generation of artificially conceived children. In doing so, she sketches a worrying scenario: What was originally intended to fulfill the desire for children of infertile couples or to select embryos has long since developed into a lucrative economic sector. Not only does this serve a thoroughly human need for "risk prevention", but it now also gives a child, the actual "product of love", a commodity character. The dream baby from the factory.