This week I read an article on the Huffington Post website about Facebook and Apple paying for their female employees to freeze their own eggs. Reasoning for enforcing this health aspect into their employees contracts include women working with their companies longer and due to that Apple and facebook can “cut down on recruiting and hiring costs. These companies also have the ability to save on the cost of pregnancy (maternity leaves, etc.) for each employee.
I found this article to be quite interesting. As part of my own faith I believe your body should run its course as it naturally wants to. Also I don’t believe women should make this decision so early in their lives. They should use other outlets to prevent pregnancy until they are at a well-established age (40 years old and older) to make a decision so life-changing. People constantly change their minds and for one younger than 40 to decide they never want to have children is a humongous risk to take.
I do not however believe what Apple and Facebook are trying to pursue is wrong. I support the process of freezing eggs. I believe this is a great alternative for those who want to keep the option of having children even though they aren’t seeking to reproduce at the moment. However those
who go through with this procedure run the huge risk of it not working.
Who doesn’t want to save money? If the employees of Facebook and Apple are interested in this opportunity, I don’t see why they shouldn’t be presented with the option to take it. I do however believe the age in which women are given this option should lie sometime in a woman’s late 30’s. Women should be given the right to do with their body as their please with the assumption that they are certain about the decision they are making and it does not potentially harm them.