“Rights. Rights. Rights.” We hear often about this group or that group’s rights. But, what of children’s rights?
This reblogged post addresses the continuing commodification of children. Along with extracting stem cells from human embryos (which then are discarded), and the macabre fetal tissue and organ harvesting (rampant in the US for many years), we now have the making of children for homosexual couples via “reproductive technologies”. It is pretty clear now that we in the post-Christian West are not civilized. But, that does not stop us from lecturing the rest of the world about human rights.
(source) Every week or so, another glossy article is published about a gay couple (or single) who has created children with the help of the ever-growing fertility industry. The latest: “Gay Men Increasingly Turn to Surrogates to Have Babies.”
The article gives an emotional, sympathetic picture of two adult men who used technology to achieve what their joint biology prohibited: having twin daughters. Not surprisingly, the author spends no time considering the emotional wellbeing of the two little humans created through this expensive, exploitive, and experimental process.
Every time I read these articles—always crowned with perfectly-captured family pictures, always from the parent’s perspective—I can’t help but hear the voices of adult children who have suffered because of intentional motherlessness and fatherlessness.
We Aren’t Telling The Whole Story
So, indulge me a little future-tripping. Having immersed myself in the personal narratives of such children and the…
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