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Wow that is confusing! I think it is a wonderful thing for a person unable to do or carry their own egg to term or what have you.. but just for peer convienience seems odd, I am not sure how I would feel. although it is similar about a man saving his sperm for another time when he is ready to be a father or until he has met the right women.. So I am knd of for it but still not positively for it there are pros and cons and I am not sure if faced with it what I myself might do... I just don't know..
What do you think about this kind of "savings account"? What do you think about having a baby as a sort of commodity? Do you think that it is a right to be able to have children? What do you think about women effectively being their sister's mother?
Quote from: dentstudent on 10/07/2007 09:04:39What do you think about this kind of "savings account"? What do you think about having a baby as a sort of commodity? Do you think that it is a right to be able to have children? What do you think about women effectively being their sister's mother? How is it more or less a commodity than adoption?
Personally i don't think women have a right to be mothers, as men don't have the right to be fathers. There are treatments for both. Neither do i think women or men have a right to expect free fertility treatment on the NHS.
The question that arises is, if adults do not have a right to have children, then how should children be begotten? Should children only be accidents that happen, without any right to plan for it, nor any right to desire it (or at least to expect such a desire to be a determining factor in the outcome)?
For clarification, i am not arguing that adults don't have a right to have children, although i don't think they do. I just don't think they have a right to free fertility treatment to have those children.Sure it is sad when you know someone who can not naturally conceive, but do they have a right to have children? Children (or the means of producing them) are not a right that you have, we are not entitled to have them. This is where adoption plays a role, granted, adoption is not that same as giving birth to your own flesh and blood.where do you draw the line, do we have the right to select sex? or even to screen for abnormalities? I would say no, if you want to have children you should not also have the additional "right" to select that child.