Americans are unaware of surrogacy horrors, fertility 'predators,' advocates say
Americans are ignorant about the dangers of surrogacy and thus remain in favor of it, advocates say, stressing the need for education about the exploitation inherent in the practice.
"We do know that the numbers are growing," she acknowledged, "because if you just follow the finances ... it's a multi-multi-billion dollar-a-year industry that's trending up."
And now that same-sex marriage is legal in the U.S., the industry has expanded even more, she said, as it's increasingly seen as a means for homosexual male couples to start families.
The campaigner is hopeful that as stories of exploitation are more widely heard and as nations in the global South are closing their borders to surrogacy, the public will not view surrogacy positively. Most of Europe has forever prohibited these practices, she noted. It's being fiercely contested in France and in the U.K. where the commercial variety is...
Kajsa Ekis Ekman wrote: That something is not quite right about surrogacy has been evident for some time. Ever since the commercial surrogacy industry kicked off in the late 1970s, it has been awash with scandals, exploitation and abuse. From the infamous â€śBaby Mâ€ť case â€“ in which the mother changed her mind and was forced, in tears, to hand over her baby â€“ to the Japanese billionaire who ordered 16 children from different Thai clinics. There has been a total commodification of human life: click; choose race and eye colour; pay, then have your child delivered.
Then thereâ€™s the recent case of the American surrogate mother who died; or the intended parents who refused to accept a disabled child and tried to get their surrogate to abort; not to mention the baby factories in Asia....
-- https://tinyurl.com/y37lsvb4 "All surrogacy is exploitation â€“ the world should follow Swedenâ€™s ban"