Reaction to surrogate motherhoodPaper Rating: Word Count: 780 Approx Pages: 3
Surrogate motherhood is just another way that humankind discovered to play god. The idea of using another female's body besides it's mother's to nourish a child seems so far-fetched and in the year 3000; yet it has been happening for a while. Another flaming topic for which Americans debate over that have to do with legality and morality. Is it right to "make" your child in another's body? Is it fair to the baby who's choices are none and is it fair to those who can't afford it? It's a similar topic like abortion but with an enormous exception ”nobody is dying.
Surrogacy is a completely opinionated solution to how to raise a child. The mother has the right to choose whatever she pleases. Whatever happens to the child from there is her responsibility just as any other mother. But then again, there are irresponsible mothers out there who, unfortunately, don't know what they are doing. This can come out to be a terrible mistake if it becomes popular and legal. Soon we would see teenagers using this method either being the surrogate or hiring one. There is a black and white side to this story in which I remain in the gray.
As opposed to abortion, the child is not being killed or hurt in anyway other than chance. Of course, there is a risk of the baby's death at birth but the chances are equal as with a normal birth. The family and the surrogate mother are vigorously tested in all sorts of things. It is a safe procedure and again it all depends on the family and whether they think its "right." Some females become surrogates because they empathize and because of their sympathy towards the family who can not produce and raise a child on their own. Others feel " ¦being pregnant is something they like to do"(Shelly Smith 182).
The government should be involved to some degree. They should leave it legal but restrict somethings and give it limits and boundaries. They sh