Surrogacy refers to the process through which a woman intentionally becomes pregnant with a baby she does not intend to keep, instead carrying the foetus for its intended parent or parents, usually because the parent is unable to do so without her. Surrogacy may be altruistic where the surrogate is not paid, or commercial where she is. Countries and states often have unclear legislation on surrogacy. Should surrogacy be legalized? Under what conditions should surrogacy be legal?
Everybody should have access to parenthood and women can decide what they do with their bodies. Surrogacy should be legal.
Surrogacy is a natural way to have babies who are wanted
With surrogacy, we are sure that parents have a real desire for a child.Explore
Surrogacy is a practical solution
If we do not legalise surrogacy, people will do it in poorer countries where women are exploited. Currently, a large amount of surrogacy happens overseas in developing nations due to restrictive surrogacy laws in Western countries.Explore
Surrogacy allows people unable to have children naturally to have them
Some people can not have children without scientific help and surrogacy can fix this inequity.Explore
Surrogacy is about a woman's bodily autonomy
Women can utilise their bodies however they choose, including surrogacy,Explore
No. Surrogacy should be illegal.
Commodification of human life is immoral and surrogacy is exploitative.
Surrogacy exploits women
Most women are forced into surrogacy by coercion or economic need.Explore
Surrogacy is immoral
Commodification of human life is immoral. No country allows the sale of human beings.Explore
Prospective parents should adopt instead
It is immoral to utilise surrogacy when there are so many children in the world without families.Explore
A child born to a surrogate is in an uncertain legal situation
Especially when born in international surrogacy arrangements, the children born from surrogacy may find themselves in the middle of a legal battle.Explore
Surrogacy has long-term negative impacts
Surrogacy has long-term negative impacts upon both surrogate and child.Explore
It depends: surrogacy should be legal only under certain conditions.
Conditions regarding the surrogate mother of the prospective parents.
Only altruistic surrogacy should be legal
If no money is involved, than surrogacy is pure generosity.Explore
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