Should Surrogate Pregnancies be Legalized Everywhere Even if it has Negative Effects on Pregnant Women?
by laurie.c on February 3, 2015 - 2:03pm
The article “Coming to U.S. for Baby, and Womb to Carry It: Foreign Couples Heading to America for Surrogate Pregnancies” was published on July 5, 2014 by the New York Times. The article talks about the issue of foreign couples coming to the United States to find paid surrogacy since it is illegal in most other countries of the world. Having a baby through surrogacy is legal in the United States and is more common than ever, but it is a very controversial topic. There is a debate over this innovative way of having a baby because it often leads to ethical dilemmas. Problems often arise during the pregnancy or after the birth of the baby. Some surrogates are left by the parents who were supposed to take the child, some are contracting health problems, and others finally decide to not give up the baby even thought they had a contract with the future parents. This debate over the legality of surrogacy brings up dilemmas like the respect of the women body because some make a link between surrogacy and prostitution. On the other hand, many argues that surrogacy helps on both side since it helps the pregnant women financially, and allows people to have children where they could not have any in normal situations.
Lewin, Tamar. “Coming to U.S. for Baby, and Womb to Carry It: Foreign Couples Heading to America for Surrogate Pregnancies.” New York Times. New York Times, 5 July 2014. Web. 2 feb. 2015.