Conversations with David Blankenhorn

What Are the Rights of Donor-Conceived Persons?

Alana Newman and Ralph Buchalter join David Blankenhorn to explore the intricate ethical and moral issues surrounding third party reproduction and the anonymous practices of an industry often hidden from public view.

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Alana S. Newman is a donor-conceived person who writes about the ethics of donor conception and third-party reproduction. A musician, screenwriter, and author, she is the founder of Anonymous Us, an online story collective where people can share their experiences as donors and as donor-conceived persons in a context of privacy and dignity.

Ralph Buchalter works in finance in New York City. He blogs at (where Alana also blogs), and is an advocate for gay and lesbian families and their children. Ralph and his husband have three young children who are donor-conceived.

David interviewed Alana and Ralph in New York City at the Center for Public Conversation on June 13, 1013.


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