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Should surrogacy be legal? Show more Show less

Surrogacy is the carrying through pregnancy until birth of one couple's child by another woman. The science has advanced significantly in this area allowing for the choice of surrogacy as an option for many potential parents. Most countries have unclear legislation about surrogacy and the debate is on. Should surrogacy be legalized? Under what conditions should surrogacy be legal?

Yes. Surrogacy should be legal. Show more Show less

Everybody should have access to parenthood and women can decide what they do with they bodies.
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Surrogacy allows science to fix injustice

Some parents can not have children naturally. Science, through surrogacy, can fix this injustice.

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Context

Some parents can not have children naturally. Science, through surrogacy, can fix this injustice.

The Argument

For couples who dream of having their own children, infertility is frustrating and stressful. Having children and fulfilling the wish for a family with the help of a surrogate mother is therefore a possibility of living out that dream.

Counter arguments

There is no “right to a child”. Even though infertility is unimaginably difficult for affected couples, no one is owed the life of another person. Surrogacy only allows the wealthy to have children.

Premises

[P1] It is an injustice that some people are unable to have children. [P2] Surrogacy allows people to correct this.

Rejecting the premises

[Rejecting P1] It is not an injustice that some people are unable to have children - there is no 'right' to a child.

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This page was last edited on Monday, 6 Jan 2020 at 11:41 UTC