The Emperor has no clothes

Apr 27, 2018 by

by Phill Sacre: When I was a child I learned Hans Christian Andersen’s short story, The Emperor’s New Clothes. A couple of weeks ago I was at the library with Lydia and came across a children’s version of the story, and we read it together. Lydia really enjoyed it – and I did too. And it struck me...

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The BBC is the cheerleader for same-sex surrogacy

Apr 26, 2018 by

by Ann Farmer, TCW: Olympic diver Tom Daley and his ‘husband’ were adorned with sashes bearing the slogan ‘Daddy to be’ as they ‘celebrated the imminent arrival of their son with a baby shower’. Later Daley told the Andrew Marr Show: ‘The laws in the UK are different to the US. If a surrogate...

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Surrogacy: No Laughing Matter

Apr 16, 2018 by

by Jennifer Lahl, Public Discourse: Surrogacy is no April Fools’ joke. It’s no laughing matter at all. It’s a big business that exploits, uses, abuses, preys on, and commodifies women. It turns children into products to be designed, selected, and purchased, while it profits handsomely. And it is...

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Washington State to ‘Monetize Wombs,’ Legalize ‘Baby Selling,’ Redefine ‘Parent’

Mar 2, 2018 by

by Brandon Showalter, Christian Post: Washington state is set to legalize commercial surrogacy, a move children’s rights advocates say amounts to the selling of babies, bases the definition of a parent on “intent,” and opens avenues for child abuse and other horrors. Just before...

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The Tom Daley and Dustin Black baby

Feb 16, 2018 by

by David Robertson: The media could hardly contain their excitement as they breathlessly announced that Tom Daley and his partner Dustin Black are ‘having a baby’.  Conveniently ignoring that the statement  is of course a nonsensical post-truth alternative fact.    Two men cannot have a baby. What...

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The suffering of surrogacy: A veteran feminist spells it out

Jan 15, 2018 by

by Selena Ewing, MercatorNet: What do Jimmy Fallon, Lucy Liu, Sarah Jessica Parker, Neil Patrick Harris, and Ricky Martin have in common? They all bought babies via surrogacy. You might have seen them in glossy women’s magazines. Of course the women who bore the babies are nowhere to be seen; they...

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