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Surrogacy promoted at Modern Family Show - Object Now inside report

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OhHolyJesus · 12/10/2021 14:24

Just read this and wanted to share as I'm amazed that commercial surrogacy which is illegal in the U.K. is heavily promoted, with connections being shared and offers being made of how to make it happen for U.K. couples at an exhibition show in London.

A woman attended the show and wrote about their experience:

objectnow.org/the-modern-family-show/

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happydappy2 · 13/10/2021 09:46

The NHS really can't be expected to pick up the cost of people buying babies....the whole industry needs to be outlawed.

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OhHolyJesus · 13/10/2021 14:12

I think that could be where it's going Happy.

twitter.com/appgsurrogacy/status/1398193689713852417?s=21

Also 'equal treatment' here

www.twodadsuk.com/

Both links indicate that the NHS is a focus for 'fertility equality', I can't think how it would be afforded in a post-pandemic U.K.

I was just aghast that something that is illegal here is being deliberately side-stepped through a fertility show that aims to appeal to 'LGBT' couples/people and downplaying the very obvious problems of commercial and international surrogacy.

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LobsterNapkin · 13/10/2021 16:14

This idea about equal treatment is interesting in light of the thread with the cartoon about equal access vs equality of outcome.

It shows some of the problems with assuming the latter is always the more appropriate thing to do.

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Delphinium20 · 13/10/2021 21:11

So fortunate to have this insider info.

2 things that stood out to me:

the US system because it gives them parental rights over their surrogate child from conception

this is misleading. While possibly true in some states, it's not true in others. However, if both commissioning parents and surrogate mother agree to an abortion, plenty of states will ban or severely restrict it - notably Texas at 6 weeks.

They offer memberships for egg donors and prospective surrogates too, of course, but these get far less counselling (only 5 hours for prospective surrogates) but come with LoveHoney gift cards, weight management programmes and theme park passes

This is so insidious.
Remember, egg donors are typically college aged women who have never given birth. So much wrong with this from assuming women are simple minded to be lured with Disney park passes and that our main concern should be weight loss. No idea what the hell LoveHoney gift cards are.

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OhHolyJesus · 13/10/2021 22:25

Love Honey for you Delphinium

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OhHolyJesus · 13/10/2021 22:29

Oh, that didn't work.

Love Honey:

"We are the sexual happiness people.
We're proud to make a fun and fulfilling sex life available to everyone".

So enjoy you can enjoy sex life but the woman carrying your baby shouldn't even have one.

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Delphinium20 · 14/10/2021 03:05

@OhHolyJesus

Love Honey for you Delphinium


I was thinking you might be flirting...Wink
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OhHolyJesus · 14/10/2021 07:43

As much as I love your posts Del I've never felt the urge to buy you some 'self care' from a website that sells sex toys. 😆

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Delphinium20 · 14/10/2021 18:01

@OhHolyJesus

As much as I love your posts Del I've never felt the urge to buy you some 'self care' from a website that sells sex toys. 😆

Lol!!!

Yes. That is one odd gift card.
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