Marketing Materials from AAARTA Conference

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This is the front of a postcard given out by The Surrogacy Center. The point I want to make by sharing this montage of infant and toddler faces is highlighting that what the fertility industry indeed is selling is babies, human beings. I’ve spoken in the past that Third Party Reproduction, sperm and egg donation are all euphemisms for baby selling, and the response I get is “No, sperm and eggs are human tissue. They are not babies. No one is selling babies.” If that were true, then their marketing materials wouldn’t be filled with images of babies, they’d be filled with images of eggs and sperm. Also, FYI, it’s illegal to buy and sell live human tissue as well. Just see what happens if you put your kidney up on eBay.

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Surrogate Death Insurance. This is a controversial reality of the surrogacy industry. The fact is that childbearing is still life threatening to women. A generation ago everyone knew someone whose life was affected by a female loved one dying from childbirth. Medical technology has taken away many of the risks associated with labor and delivery. But complications still happen and its still extremely dangerous, especially with multiples–which is more and more popular. Many people say that the women are getting paid and the work is not unlike construction workers or firefighters that risk their lives on duty. But what about the fact that US surrogates are required to have children of their own? Not only are we creating motherless children on purpose in the case of the commissioned pregnancy. But we’re also putting the surrogate’s existing children at great risk of losing their mothers.

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Gay male couples were clearly the most targeted demographic at the South Carolina conference. The good goal of fighting for dignity and respect for the gay community has inverted into the disgusting celebration of intentionally motherless children. All due to profit. Befriending and cooperating with real women doesn’t get anyone paid unfortunately. Finding a nice lesbian couple, and creating an alternative family that doesn’t deny the child one of its biological parents is not a bankable option.

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This is one brochure for a surrogacy agency. It advertises three packages for its surrogacy clients. The first option is Artificial Insemination where the surrogate mother uses her own eggs and “is genetically related to child”. The birth certificate is then edited to disguise the child’s true origin. If this is not baby selling, I don’t know what is.

4 thoughts on “Marketing Materials from AAARTA Conference

  1. […] After I registered and was given my name badge and bag of goodies, I was encouraged to make my way to the exhibition hall to meet the event’s sponsors. Over half of the exhibitors were surrogacy agencies. Advertising reliable and affordable Midwestern surrogates and “non-discrimination” clauses, they hung large signage featuring gay male couples holding twins. You can view an example of a 6-foot banner featured by one exhibitor here. […]

  2. […] After I registered and was given my name badge and bag of goodies, I was encouraged to make my way to the exhibition hall to meet the event’s sponsors. Over half of the exhibitors were surrogacy agencies. Advertising reliable and affordable Midwestern surrogates and “non-discrimination” clauses, they hung large signage featuring gay male couples holding twins. You can view an example of a 6-foot banner featured by one exhibitor here. […]

  3. marilynn says:

    You know my dear that I now consider myself to be fairly well skilled in the area of debate on this topic. I ponder the tough questions deeply and research my responses as best I can before arriving at a good, if not entirely succinct :P, response. The fastest way to stop a person from saying that children are not being given up, just eggs or sperm or embryos, is to point the person your talking to to the actual agreements these individuals sign. You know yourself from your tragic loss of who knows how many kids, what the agreements say. The agreements are hardly about eggs or sperm at all. The terms of the agreement state that you are willing to reproduce yourself and have offspring with (whomever) and that you don’t intend to take custody of your child at birth and will not come forward to identify yourself as the mother of your children when they are born and that you won’t challenge false claims of maternity. The agreements also include a promise to give your children up for adoption in the event that the State challenges the private contract for custody and parental title over your kids – the agreement says you’ll cooperate with the people who want to raise your kid by going to court and relinquishing the kid for adoption in the normal formal way if you have to in order to formally terminate your parental obligations. Which neatly sums up the fact that everyone knows your all colluding prior to the birth of your offspring in order that the checks and balances of a court approved adoption can be avoided by putting the prospective adopter’s name on the original birth record so they can pretend like your child is really their child. It’s adoption fraud. Reference the state department’s laws on U.S. Citizenship of people born abroad where they are not the offspring of people named on their birth records. Does not matter if they gave birth to them or not, if they are not the offspring of that woman they refer to it as adoption fraud, maternity fraud. Same goes for male step parents, its adoption fraud to abuse the presumption of paternity afforded to a woman’s husband. It’s adoption fraud.

    Referencing real law and contractual agreements is far more powerful than referencing marketing materials when shutting down the argument of the opposition. It’s kind of hard to argue

  4. yamini says:

    In most of the countries a surrogacy is legal and surrogacy treatment is very helpful to the couple that those who are unable to conceive the baby. In ukraine surrogacy treatment is legal and surrogacy clinic will provide best facilities with well experienced doctors in affordable cost.

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