Why Commercial Surrogate Motherhood Unethically Commodifies Women and Children: Reply to McLachlan and Swales [Book Review]

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McLachlan and Swales dispute my arguments against commercial surrogatemotherhood. In reply, I argue that commercial surrogate contractsobjectionably commodify children because they regardparental rights over children not as trusts, to be allocated in the bestinterests of the child, but as like property rights, to be allocatedat the will o the parents. They also express disrespect for mothers, bycompromising their inalienable right to act in the best interest of theirchildren, when this interest calls for mothers to assert a custody rightin their children
Keywords commodification  Commercial Surrogate Motherhood  surrogacy  Brazier Report  medical ethics
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DOI 10.1023/A:1009477906883
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