Thursday 21 September 2017

Commercial surrogacy is a disaster and must be banned

Baby Gammy, surrogate mother Pattaramon Chanbua and older brother Game
Baby Gammy, surrogate mother Pattaramon Chanbua and older brother Game
David Quinn

David Quinn

Are we morally and legally obliged to raise our own children? It's an odd question, but the answer isn't always 'Yes'.

If you are married and have a child, by virtue of being married it is assumed you are in a position to raise your child. Both morality and the law then oblige you to do so.

This shows, by the way, the close link we make both legally and socially between the institution of marriage and child-rearing, a link many people today want to pretend doesn't exist.

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