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Now surrogate mothers are 'gestational carriers'.

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yourhairiswinterfire Fri 06-Nov-20 11:31:41

twitter.com/NESurrogacy/status/1323272586306809858

Their name is New England Surrogacy and they can't bring themselves to say surrogate mother. Talking about women like they're a piece of equipment. She's a human being, not a fucking handbag ffs. Note they say 'it's a GIRL' and not 'it's a vulva person'. So why can't they refer to an adult female with more respect?

They only have 97 followers-what is it with all these low follower accounts starting to be gross like this? Are they doing it for publicity? Attention seeking?

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SunsetBeetch Fri 06-Nov-20 11:37:57

Jesus, that's grim and dystopian.

Rockpapershoot Fri 06-Nov-20 11:48:16

That's not a new term. That's the legal term in the US for a surrogate who is not biologically related to the baby.

yourhairiswinterfire Fri 06-Nov-20 12:02:57

Rockpapershoot

That's not a new term. That's the legal term in the US for a surrogate who is not biologically related to the baby.

Urgh. It sounds really grim.

When I hear people talking about 'the surrogate' it sounds cold because it's stripping the humanness out of it, but that's much better than gestational carrier.

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Rockpapershoot Fri 06-Nov-20 12:35:17

They legally cannot use the word "mother" because the parental order is made on the baby while still in the womb meaning the surrogate is not legally a "mother" to that child. I've known a few surrogates in the US and they were all university educated white women married to men in the forces. They were all very well consented. I just can't get over excited about it. Illiterate women in India is an entirely different bag because they are clearly vulnerable and consent is a huge issue.

Imnobody4 Fri 06-Nov-20 13:21:56

It's a revolting dehumanizing description. This reduction of the humanity of people has echoes of the eugenics movement which was (still is?) big in US.

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