However, groups as diverse as the National Organization for Women and the socially conservative Family Policy Council both say the bill violates the rights of the woman giving birth. One group, according to an article on NorthJersey.com, went so far as to say that it would “lead to the radical creation of a breeding class that is exploitive of women.”
This is a frustrating - not to mention extremely false - statement, especially to an agency like ConceiveAbilities who prides itself on respecting women and their ability to make informed decisions about their bodies. And we can attest to the fact that the women we work with are not poor, uneducated, or exploited. They are bright, well-spoken, and simply want to help someone else have a family.
Their careful assessment of the process results in them wanting to do something extraordinarily meaningful - which also benefits the gestational carrier’s family. To say this is exploitation ignores the true character of these women.
All Things Conceivable is a blog dedicated to sharing the knowledge and expert opinions of the dedicated team at ConceiveAbilities, a Chicago-based egg donation and surrogacy agency.