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The Perils of Surrogate Motherhood
PLUS Chinese grandmother gives birth to IVF twins
Author and bioethicist Fiorella Nash discusses the dangers of surrogacy, from the health risks to the violation of women and children’s rights, to the dark underbelly of the world of human trafficking.
God’s children are not for sale.
Neither are their mothers.
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The surrogacy industry is skyrocketing. If prostitution or the sale of organs spiked this quickly, we would pay attention. But when women sell gestational motherhood, we turn a blind eye to the risks to both mother and child.
Scientists want to use CRISPR to edit disease out of livestock so industrial farming can continue using unsustainable, hazardous practices.
A 59-year-old Chinese grandmother gave birth to IVF twins to ease the pain of her loneliness — and take over the household chores by age 8. Using children as a salve to parental wounds is unjust, as is artificially creating children who are exponentially more likely to be orphaned at an early age.
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