As far as I understand, in places like the US, the parents can dictate whether the surrogate can have sex during the pregnancy, whether she can take any medication... Anyone having that sort of control over someone else's body scares the crap out of me.
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05-03-2013 16:35 #31
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05-03-2013 16:55 #33
I'm not taking sides on this one I just think the bodily autonomy position gets argued when I'm not sure it always applies.
05-03-2013 16:56 #34
What a complex situation. I'm reticent to judge any of them as I can't imagine how difficult it must have been for all involved. I think they were all doing what they thought best, under stress with time pressure to boot. I really feel for them. Thank goodness loving adoptive parents were found so the story ended as well as could be hoped really.
I can see how someone could in theory agree to abort, but be unable to do it when faced with it becoming reality. Its such a difficult scenario.
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It's sad for everyone involved.
My personal views on abortion aren't relevant but I find myself siding with the surrogate.
However, I think if you're a surrogate but also doesn't believe in abortion for religious reasons, then becoming a surrogate may not be the best choice for you.
She is a very cute little girl though.
05-03-2013 17:47 #37
What a nightmare for all parties involved, something you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy.
I believe though, by signing that contract the surrogate had given up her bodily autonomy right.
I can't believe that their laws have covered so many aspects of surrogacy, yet not include some form of before and after counseling.
This is why in my opinion, commercial surrogacy has no place in society, babies for cash just doesn't sit right with me.
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Sorry, I've never looked into surrogacy. How does it normally work? Do the couple normally just pay the medical expenses?
05-03-2013 18:01 #40
I really feel for everyone involved... And I can understand the biological parents distress about having had two early prems previously who they have watched struggle through the NICU and never ever wanting to knowingly put a child through that again.
How horrendous :-(
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