Another Surrogate-Produced Product Returned

by Wesley J. Smith

Really? What’s love got to do with it?

In the wake of the Australian couple–and other cases–of biological parents who abandoned disabled children born of a surrogate, comes another story. From the Daily Mail story:

A British surrogate mother says she will raise a disabled girl as her own after the baby’s intended mother said she didn’t want a ‘dribbling cabbage’ as her child. The child, born with Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy, was one of twins the surrogate mother was paid £12,000 in expenses to give birth to.

I repeat: Why should we be surprised? Surrogacy and IVF are increasingly not about having a baby to love unconditionally, but having a baby the parents think worthy of love

I hope the surrogate loves the child for life. But the biological parents should pay support!

And why should biological parents be treated by law any differently just because a surrogate was employed then if the woman gave birth herself?  

In any event, shame on them.