ladyvet found a loophole!
There was no "truce" called on Mormon and surrogate bashing.TexasFreeper2009 follows up with the Mormon bashing:
I am guessing too much polygamist Mormon inbreeding is keeping them from having a child naturally. Or maybe they just have so much money they don't want to bother with actually being pregnant.Tau Food has this from out of left field:
I think John and Elizabeth Edwards might have avoided a lot of very ugly publicity if they had just claimed that Johnny’s last child was born by a “surrogate” for them. Aside from DNA tests (which can’t be compelled), how does an outsider know that a couple’s “birth by a surrogate” is not in fact just the product of the husband’s extramarital affair?Tau Food also indulges in a bit of class warfare:
No one I know has gotten mixed up in this “surrogate” mother business. Of course, no one I know has inherited tens of millions of dollars. They say that you can buy anything (on earth) if you have enough money. I’m not sure God agrees with that.sagar:
The teenage Palin had her baby naturally. The conception was natural, magical, and blessed. The conception was not due to a doctor breaking the egg-wall, injecting the sperm into it, and then implanting it in a rented-womb. AI is evil and twisted. Those doing AI(doctors, “parents”, and surrogates) should be in jail.haircutter disagrees - any child raised conservative is a blessing!
OH bull. The gift of a child is precious no matter how it arrives.. I’m the mother of an adopted child and he was raised Conservative and is a fantastic adult now..Mrs. Don-o expalins how soulless IVF children aren't really human:
Human procreation is an image of God. It is life-giving and love-giving at the same time, and it creates another image of God, a new human. Surrogacy make the child-bearer less than a mother, makes her as hired procreative collaborator less than a wife, and makes the child the end-result of a kind of manufacture, as if he were a product, less than a person.NOTE - Mrs. Don-o was kind enough to drop by the comments and clarify her position - this quote is not really what she thinks - check out the comment for more detail.
wastedyears is shocked people can bash surrogacy:
We look like DU right now on this thread. How any of you could say such things about people is beyond me.Cincinna is shocked people can defend surrogacy:
I’m quite shocked by the response of many FReepers who claim to be pro-life conservatives.Drew68 doesn't much like where this thread went:
Welcome to the "new and improved" Free Republic! See, we've kicked off or chased away all the rational, intelligent posters that used to contribute to this place and retained all the unhinged cranks! Ain't it great!