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Another Surrogate-Produced Product Returned



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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.



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