Third-party reproduction and Nepal's surrogate baby industry for Israeli homosexuals

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DCG’s post this morning, “Man demands abortion after surrogate learns she’s having triplets,” raises important questions about surrogacy or third-party reproduction.
Third-party reproduction (TPR) refers to:

  • Egg harvesting: the sale of a woman’s fertilized egg(s) for implantation in another woman who is unable to reproduce but who would bear the child; or
  • Surrogacy: the artificial insemination and renting out of a woman’s womb to bear a child who, upon birth, will be surrendered to the renter.

TPR has become a booming and highly profitable “fertility industry” in many countries, including the United States, where there is virtually no regulation.
Another country is Nepal, which experienced devastating earthquakes last April and May. The earthquakes exposed a little-known surrogacy industry in Nepal when Israel sent a Boeing 747 to repatriate Israeli citizens after the first quake on April 25 (in which an estimated 8,000 people died), among whom were 15 babies born to surrogate mothers there. Eventually 26 babies were air-lifted out of Nepal to Israel, but none of the mothers. Another 100 women pregnant with babies for homosexual Israeli clients remained behind.

Michael Cook reports for BioEdge, May 16, 2015, that since surrogacy for homosexuals and single parents is illegal in Israel, they have turned to surrogacy agencies abroad.

India and Thailand had well-developed surrogate-mother networks. But after scandals both countries imposed onerous restrictions on overseas clients. So the Indian agencies moved their clinics to Nepal. Surrogacy is against the law in Nepal, but this only applies to Nepalese citizens. So Indian women have been going to clinics in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, to bear babies for Israeli clients.

Alon-Lee Green wrote an op-ed in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz about the exploitation of surrogate mothers in Nepal:

“How can it be that none of the human interest stories or compassion-filled posts [about the earthquakes] mentioned these women, who came from a difficult socioeconomic background, some from Nepal and some from other poverty-stricken areas of Asia just to rent their wombs (not sell their ova, since the fathers generally prefer European genetic material)? Who now, like the babies they’ve just had, are also stuck in the disaster zone?
. . . the attitude toward these women, or more accurately, the lack of one, in the midst of the earthquake story sheds light on exactly what’s problematic about surrogacy: The surrogate mothers have become a commodity, yet another product to be bought on the open market. Or to be more precise, these women, their wombs and their time have become commodities for Israeli men.”

Once the surrogate babies are brought to Israel, they face further difficulties. Because their biological mothers are not Jewish (the ova were purchased from the US, South Africa and other countries), the babies must undergo conversion to be considered Jewish. But most rabbinical courts are very reluctant to allow the children of single-sex couples or single parents to convert.
Kathleen Sloan, in her article “The Dark Side of Third-Party Reproduction” for The Public Discourse, warns that third-party reproduction entails serious health risks and costs for the women involved. 
Normally, a healthy young woman produces only one or two eggs per month, but third-party reproduction calls for more — the goal is to generate as many eggs as possible, sometimes dozens, at once. To do that, women who sell their eggs must undergo weeks of painful self-injections of carcinogenic synthetic hormones and other drugs followed by surgery for egg retrieval.
In the case of women who rent out their wombs as surrogate mothers, they must undergo a similar regimen of dangerous and painful procedures to prepare their bodies for implantation and gestation.
All of these procedures to which the egg provider and surrogate are subjected pose serious health risks.
Short-term health risks include:

  • Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), characterized by difficulty breathing, excruciating pelvic pain, swelling of the hands and legs, severe abdominal pain and swelling, nausea, vomiting, weight gain, low urine output, and diarrhea. OHSS can be fatal.
  • Ruptured cysts, ovarian torsion, blood clots, chronic pelvic pain, premature menopause, infection, difficulty breathing, allergic reaction, bleeding, kidney failure, stroke, and even death.

Long-term health risks include:

  • Cancer, especially cancer of a woman’s reproductive organs—ovarian, breast, or endometrial cancers.
  • Intracranial pressure from ingesting Lupron, which is given to both surrogates and egg providers. Lupron is not approved by the FDA for fertility use (it is used to treat men with advanced prostate cancer). Lupron is a Categorical X drug, which means that if a woman gets pregnant while taking the drug, the fetus will be harmed.
  • Future infertility.

Then there are the problems for the babies birthed by surrogate mothers. Sloan writes:

Surrogate births intentionally sever the natural maternal bonding that takes place during pregnancy. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry published a study in June 2013 that found that “the absence of a gestational connection to the mother may be problematic.” The study also noted that children’s problems may be underreported by the procuring parents who wish to “present their children in a positive light.” The biological link between parent and child is undeniably intimate; when severed, there are lasting repercussions for both parties. […]
For the sake of donors’ privacy, the children have no right to information about their genetic history, despite obvious life-long ramifications for their health and medical care. In addition to frequently not knowing who their biological parents are, they have no way of knowing about any siblings they may have.

Lastly, but not the least, there are the problems for a society that engages in third-party reproduction. They include:

  • The sale of women’s bodies (eggs & womb) for profit. How is third-party reproduction different from prostitution?
  • The commodification of human life: The selling of children is illegal in the United States and many countries. But isn’t surrogacy the sale of children as well?

Despite considerable health costs and risks to third-party reproduction women, there is virtually no regulation of the fertility industry in the United States. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART) issue recommendations that are strictly voluntary and therefore unenforceable. For example, they advise that women undergo no more than six stimulated cycles, yet some undergo ten. There are no national registries to track the health of the women who sell their eggs or rent their bodies as surrogates.
For the above reasons, the U.S. has become a popular destination for international fertility “tourism.”
Federal and state governments meddle and interfere in just about every aspect of life in the U.S., but not the fertility industry. Sure makes you wonder why.
~Eowyn

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Lana
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Lana

Excellent article. I wish this info could be disseminated more widely to wake people up to the horrors of this whole inhuman operation. I am somewhat surprised about the Israeli laws supposedly outlawing this as according to the following articles Israel is heavily involved and at the forefront in every other aspect concerning in vitro experimentation and genetic manipulation, including the quest for control of Aryan genetics. https://www.redicecreations.com/radio/2014/08/RIR-140808.php https://birthofanewearth.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-dark-side-of-surrogacy-ivf-and.html As for these Israeli gays or gays in any other part of the world who seek this kind of service, it is one more piece of evidence as to their extreme… Read more »

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

This whole industry is vile and disgusting. It is the women who rent their wombs (albeit they are devastatingly poor, and wishing to improve their circumstances) and the children born of these ill-conceived pregnancies that will sufffer they entire lifetime due to not bonding with a Mother. I would wonder if these individuals were followed into adulthood–wood we see rates of alcoholism, promiscuity, drug use, you name it. Children were intended to be born into a family where there is a male father, and a female mother to nurture and rear them. This was the Eternal plan that was put… Read more »

Steven Broiles
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So Huxley’s “Brave New World” has come true, and it is a Nightmare. And Israeli citizens have demonstrated there’s a way to circumvent their Nation’s laws in this situation. Has the UN made any pronouncements on this situation? Exactly—and I’m not holding my breath waiting for them to do so. We are witnessing the further commodification of human life here, and I would imagine it will fit right in with Agenda 21. Meanwhile millions of married couples in China have endured the horrors of forced abortion because of their One-Child Policy. Revelation declares that many in the last days will… Read more »

josephbc69
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Good day, Steven!
I saw yr reference to the “…great delusion… that enables people to believe that they are God, or have god-like powers.” It made me think instantly: this is what Lucifer did, was it not? And of course, he wanted to be as God.

josephbc69
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IMO, all of this is nothing if not certifiably insane. How can a stable society come into being to support these sad freaks of twisted parenting? As messed up as the parents are, how are such going to be the mentors these children deserve, but most likely won’t ever get.
Too, too weird: more Bizarro New World Disorder passed off as a ‘convenience’ to these egotistical nutjobs!

MomOfIV
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MomOfIV

lambs to the slaughter….those poor children! children today are simply tools for satan and his followers for sacrifice, profit, pleasure and whatever else they have in mind…mankind is slowly disassociating itself from mankind. Christianity is the only religion that upholds protecting the weak, elderly, poor, and children…and the more the world propagandizes against Christianity as “uncool” or “ancient” or “not with the times” or “hateful” the more people will allow satan into their homes and hearts and commit evil against the name of Christ. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8. Children (babies) are the… Read more »