News just in, Sweden will not allow surrogacy as an option for childless couples. The reasoning is that there is always a slight risk of the surrogacy not being entirely voluntary, and the woman’s right to decide over her own body should be absolute, no woman should risk being pressured into carrying another couple’s child. Even if monetary compensation is forbidden, if there is thorough investigation of the involved parties motives, and if there is a demand for close personal relationship between parents and surrogate (such as if the surrogate mother is a family member), they say that we can never be certain of it being entirely voluntarily done, and thus is shall be forbidden.
I don’t often post comments on current news here in the blog, but this I just have to say.
ARE YOU NUTS? IN ORDER TO SAFEGUARD THE WOMAN’S RIGHT TO DECIDE WHAT HAPPENS TO HER BODY, YOU TAKE AWAY HER RIGHT TO DECIDE WHAT HAPPENS TO HER BODY?