A poplar Ottawa radio station has just concluded a highly successful promotion with its Win a Baby contest.  Just to put the record straight.  You don’t actually win  a baby.  The prize instead is three sessions of fertilty treatement for the couple with the most compelling story.  The prize is valued at $35,ooo.  three hundred couples applied and judges will winnow out the winner

But the station has also been deluged with angry listeners who say it’s inappropriate to use a baby as a commodity.It’s like putting a baby in the same category as a car or trip.

Even the head of an infertility group called the contest “kind of disgusting.”

Should a baby  be the prize?

What do you think?


  1. 1
    jim Says:

    Sure a baby should be the prize, as long as it’s shaped like Marylin Monroe.

  2. 2

    So those who think it’s disgusting or inappropriate should not enter the contest. And also probably should tune their radios to a muzak station. Tell them to take a flying and stop interfering in other peoples’ lives.

  3. 3
    Neil McKenty Says:

    You mean, I can’t have an opinion on this. I think it is abominable. So there.

  4. 4
    joe agnost Says:

    You ~can~ have an opinion on this Neil… but if your opinion (which I find utterly ridiculous) is that this is “abominable” then Janus’ suggestion is one you should heed.
    I don’t see where anyone implied you weren’t entitled to your opinion.

    I think this was a great contest and congrats to the lucky couple who won.

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