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Savannah GonzalezPeriod 2Grade A: The Market for a Yale Woman’s EggsIn 2001, Jessica Cohen’s essay titled Grade A: The Market for a Yale Woman’s Eggsin The New Journal, a yale undergraduate magazine. The essay then appeared in The Atlantic Monthlyin 2002 after Cohen won the magazine’s competition for student essayist. Cohen writes about the time she answered a classified ad she found in the Yale Daily Newsabout becoming an egg donor for a couple that offered $25,000. Earlier that year in 2001, Cohen claims the summer was “full of embryo news,” as President Bush deliberated stem-cell research as “the embryos available for genetic research include those frozen by fertility clinics for later use by couples attempting in vitro fertilization.” This essay was intended for females who consider donating eggs and the people who do not agree with the practice. Cohen’s purpose in writing this essay is to share her experience of being a human factory to show people that donating eggs and becoming surrogate mothers are not light-hearted decisions. Using examples of the various ways

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