View Poll Results: Do you agree with paid surrogacy being introduced in Australia?

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    Default How would you feel about the ethics of paid surrogacy in Australia?

    How would you feel about the ethics of paid surrogacy in Australia?

    I suppose something like the American system, in that you could pay 100k or so for a surrogate to birth your biological child or donor sperm/egg.

    Would you be fine with this?

    And what do you think the implications of this could be in *our* society both positive and negative?

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    I may be naive and blind when it comes to this but I really don't see what the problem is with it.

    Through necessity a woman has to have a hysterectomy at a young age, however she retains her ovaries and eggs. Why then when she gets older and falls in love and wants a family should she be denied the right to have a biological child, just because she doesn't have an 'oven'?

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    No I wouldn't be fine with it. What about all the couples desperate for a child who cannot afford to make such a transaction.

    I am against babies being part of a business deal. No money other than for medical bills should change hands.

    Surrogacy is meant to be selfless gift.

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    No. It's too open to abuse and exploitation. Surrogacy should be an altruistic action IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canberramomma View Post
    No. It's too open to abuse and exploitation. Surrogacy should be an altruistic action IMHO.

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    I do think paid surrogacy should be legal in Australia.

    Its a massive thing to do for another and if I required I would feel fine paying someone for that service.

    It would prevent 'off shore paid surrogacy' and the issues with that. Many woman would only go 'off shore' because its not legal to pay an Australian woman.

    As long as the baby has not biologically the mother then I have no problem with it at all.

    I think that it should be regulated and capped at a certain fee.

    Im sure some mothers that have completed a family and find pregancy agrees with them would be able to make a good part time income from surrogacy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canberramomma View Post
    No. It's too open to abuse and exploitation. Surrogacy should be an altruistic action IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canberramomma View Post
    No. It's too open to abuse and exploitation. Surrogacy should be an altruistic action IMHO.

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    I'm with you all on this one too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tasma View Post
    I may be naive and blind when it comes to this but I really don't see what the problem is with it.

    Through necessity a woman has to have a hysterectomy at a young age, however she retains her ovaries and eggs. Why then when she gets older and falls in love and wants a family should she be denied the right to have a biological child, just because she doesn't have an 'oven'?

    I see that point and greatly empathise with it
    But my main point of contention is that exact same reason I feel using a developing nation*, in that we still have poverty in australia, people who can not afford food or adequate housing etc.. and that it may target them and the financial benefit would be mixed in with the downfall of possible emotional issues.

    (*sorry to offend those who are offended by that term , not sure if I should use two thirds world, gobal south etc - it doesn't actually make me happy to offend anyone believe it or not)

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    Oh ok Zel, now I think I get it The issue isn't about people NOT being able to have families but rather the opportunistic people in this world who would take advantage of the situation in order for financial gain?

    Right, now I feel stupid So would it make any difference if paid surrogacy was made legal however there was some sort of screening process for it? So that the surrogates had to be registered and were only allowed to carry another persons child once every 2 years or something to that effect?


 

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