Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Outsourcing pregancy and childbirth

Indian women are agreeing to be pregnant with someone else's child:
Wombs for rent in India
Women are getting paid as surrogate mothers to help Western couples with infertility problems. Is such outsourcing a logical outgrowth of India's fast economic growth or an ethically troubling trend?
from the TheStar.com (full story here)

Its an ethically troubling trend of course. The human body and its organs are not some commodities to be bought, sold, or rented out. Its sick that people pay other people to be pregnant with their child. Why can't they adopt one of the many children already out there who need parents?

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