While I do not have any proof or further information regarding this exact situation, it made me think of what could really be going on illegally in the infertility industry. The industry has been famous for being unethical and pushing lies and deceit. I suppose if we think in this manner, it would not be unusual to believe that this same industry would work in more illegal ways to make money.
The beginnings of donor conception began with deceit and what would likely today be considered illegal -- i.e. performing a procedure on a patient and not informing the patient of what was done. So if that is how the industry was founded, I would not be surprised if they've found new more novel ways of continuing this tradition. A woman goes in for a partial or full hysterectomy. The doctor removes the ovaries, yet instead of simply destroying them (or whatever they do with them after they are removed) he decides he's going to extract the eggs and sell them or use them in his own infertility practice.
This patient, who believes she has simply had a hysterectomy has no clue that her eggs, her biological children, are being implanted in other women.
I know it seems very sci-fi and ridiculous, but take a minute to think about the mentality of the infertility industry....... Do they care about their patients? NO. Do they care about the offspring created? NO. Do they care about the donors and their rights? NO. Do they care about making money? YES. So now the doctor has perfectly good eggs harvested and does not even have to pay the woman for her "services", and he can charge someone outrageous IVF fees to implant them and make even more money!!
They would probably shake it off as that woman was being altruistic (which one cannot be if one does not know of the situation) and that the children will never be told who the donor is so the woman will never know and the social parents will never know, and all's fair in love and war! And everyone is so HAPPY!!!!
I ask my readers: What are your thoughts on this possibility? Do you think it's happening or do you think this is all made up and over the top? What should be the legal implications involving non-consensual gamete donation? Do you think that males could be taken advantage of in the same way?