About Breeders: A Subclass of Women?

Surrogacy is fast becoming one of the major issues of the 21st century—celebrities and everyday people are increasingly using surrogates to build their families. But the practice is fraught with complex implications for women, children, and families. What is the impact on the women who serve as surrogates and on the children who are born from surrogacy? In what ways might money complicate things? What about altruistic surrogacy done for a family member or close friend? Is surrogacy a beautiful, loving act or does it simply degrade pregnancy to a service and a baby to a product? Can we find a middle ground? Should we even look for one?

From The Center for Bioethics and Culture, producers of the award-winning Eggsploitation (2010, 2013), and Anonymous Father’s Day (2011), Breeders: A Subclass of Women? explores this important issue, talking with surrogates, physicians, psychologists, and activists across the political and ideological spectrum.
 

About The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network

The Center for Bioethics and Culture (CBC) addresses bioethical issues that most profoundly affect our humanity, especially issues that arise in the lives of the most vulnerable among us.
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En Français

La maternité de substitution est en passe de devenir l’un des grands enjeux du 21ème siècle. Les vedettes et les gens ordinaires utilisent de plus en plus des femmes porteuses pour fonder leur famille. Mais la pratique est lourde de conséquences complexes pour les femmes, les enfants et les familles. Quel est l’impact sur les femmes qui servent de substituts et sur les enfants qui sont nés de mères porteuses? De quelle manière est-ce que l’argent pourrait compliquer les choses? Qu’en est-il de la maternité de substitution altruiste faite pour un membre de la famille ou un ami proche? La maternité de substitution est-elle un bel acte d’amour ou réduit-elle la grossesse à un service et le bébé à un produit? Pouvons-nous trouver un terrain d’entente? Faut-il encore en chercher un?

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