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Who is the Child's Mother? LA House passes surrogacy.
Posted on Friday, May 06, 2016
Watch Representative Joe Lopinto assume the very thing that needs to be proven: he asserts that the genetic parents should not have to adopt their "own"
child. But according to Louisiana law, and indeed the law of every civilized country until the day before yesterday, the woman who gives birth to the
child is the child's mother.
When a husband and wife make love, the man "donates" his sperm to his wife. The woman "donates" her eggs to her husband. Actually, each of them donates
their entire selves to the other. This unlimited gift of self may result in the creation of a new life. In a lifelong, sexually exclusive union of
one man and one woman, the identity of the mother and father is certain. There is no ambiguity. The business of the law of the state is simply to record
what the law of love has created.
All this changes when we remove our sperm or eggs from the body. Now, the law is involved. Contracts and commerce are involved.
The woman who removes her eggs from her body and gives them to another woman to gestate, is the person who has created the ambiguity about the identity
of the child's mother. It is right and just that the obligation to clarify the situation should rest with her, and not with the woman who gives birth
to the child.