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.
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.
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.
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.