Thursday, April 3, 2008
When we decided we were done having children I felt a little guilty. Guilty because it's so easy for me to get pregnant, pregnancy is very easy for me, I enjoy, yes I said enjoy, being pregnant, and labor and delivery are easy for me too. I thought, it seems a shame to shut down such an efficient baby factory. I thought it would be cool to have a baby for someone who couldn't carry one of their own. I thought of my brother and his wife who have one child but have not been able to conceive another. But carrying the baby isn't the problem, if they could afford in vitro she would carry the baby herself. A couple days ago I read an article online about surrogacy. Couples will pay a surrogate $20,000 to carry their baby. I thought, Wow, I never even thought about someone PAYING me to do it. The article talked about both sides of the issue and the opposed side compared surrogacy to prostitution. It's just a woman selling her body. Now. I have to say, I really just thought of it as giving someone a great gift, but hey, I sure would love the money on top of that! So, is surrogacy morally and/or ethically wrong in your estimation? Is it messing too much with nature? Is it making the most of modern medicine? Is it an out for wealthy, vain ladies who don't want stretch marks? Is it just a questionable way for desperate women to get some cash? What do you think?
Posted by Molly at 12:53 PM