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Outsourcing Birth

Disturbing.

The Catholic Church has always rejected surrogacy. Many countries like France, Germany and China and have done the same making it illegal. Canada and the UK have banned commercial surrogacy, or surrogacy for money. Everyone has heard stories of how surrogacy can turn ugly with the child caught in the middle. But there are other victims. Surrogacy is becoming more popular. As rich westerners go to poorer nations like India to pay women to carry their IVF babies for cheap, these poor women are being exploited for their uterus. It is the outsourcing of pregnancy and birth.

The new documentary Google Baby films the creation of babies across three continents. The review asks:
...who is the parent of a child when the sperm comes from Israel, the egg comes from the United States and the surrogate pregnancy takes place in Gujarat, India?
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3 comments:

Rob in Maine said...

How nice :(.

I just became THE C-section surgical tech, Monday - Friday at my Catholic Hospital.

Dirtdartwife said...

That's really sad for both the mom and the baby. :( How it totally made me feel as if having a baby has been cheapened. Why can't people see that having a child is a blessing not a right nor entitlement? While watching her deliver the baby, it sounded as if she had been panning for gold and just found it. I was nearly expecting her to shout "Eureka!"

surrogacy said...

Great Post.....

I found your site on stumbleupon and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!

Thanks for sharing....


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