Really? What’s love got to do with it?
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.
Reprinted with permission from the National Review Online.