Guardian: All surrogacy is exploitation

I reference Broken Clock theory.

It seems some things are sacred.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/feb/25/surrogacy-sweden-ban

No country allows the sale of human beings, so why is surrogacy still legal? Even if it’s ‘altruistic’, there’s a price to pay

Actually, Social Services get paid per child in this country.

forced-adoption.com/cashing-in

Forced adoption has another name, kidnapping.

There has been a total commodification of human life: click; choose race and eye colour; pay, then have your child delivered.

But three-parent embryos are fine? Make up your mind.

This week, Sweden took a firm stand against surrogacy. The governmental inquiry on surrogacy published its conclusions, which the parliament is expected to approve later this year. These include banning all surrogacy, commercial as well as altruistic, and taking steps to prevent citizens from going to clinics abroad.

This will indeed protect the women being exploited like a brood mare but also the poor children who would have been adopted into the cold arms of someone who refuses to provide them a family, yet the selfish people making this adoption decision in spite of a wealth of psychological evidence of harm are let off the hook? Adoption is not a wonderful, compassionate, beautiful thing – there are many cases of abuse from both ends and it is entirely financial as a decision and must be covered by the taxpayer in many cases otherwise nobody would take it on. Profiteering from child snatching is not kindness.

It is the new slavery, it treats human like chattel. Adoption and fostering are other immoral practices closely related, as a child has a legal human right to be with its kin, its blood, its biological family. You can’t have surrogacy without adoption, if one is immoral, so too the other.

Children’s human rights are, frankly, more important than any adult’s feelings on the subject.
Although of course their rationale is about using poor women for their bodies, which is also a good point, alas secondary.

2 responses to “Guardian: All surrogacy is exploitation

  1. I’ve said this when it comes to gay adoption. Since gay men can’t have kids, they have to buy a woman and use their sperm to create a child. Then, they take the child away, discarding the mother as if she was just a shell for their special designer baby.

    Unsurprisingly, no one raises this point. They all think children have the right to be raised by whomever, and not the biological parents.

    • The Sperm Donation service here has been running a series of adverts using a couple of lesbians. Donations are still down because people disagree with it. Plus, you can be charged the full bill for raising the thing at any time, there is precedent.
      Hence my point about, there is no surrogacy without adoption. Forced adoption is especially evil.

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