The French are mobilizing for October 5, as article after article condemns the recent Appeals Court decision on medically assisted procreation (PMA) and surrogate motherhood (GPA). ...
There is indeed a violation of French law when two women go to Belgium or elsewhere to undergo artificial insemination with a donor, such insemination being forbidden in France. This violation is real but it isn't the only one or the most serious. In today's case, the violation consists mainly in the action of conceiving a child in such a way as to deprive him of a father, not to be burdened with a father and to replace the father with the mother's female partner. The child is thus deprived of his paternal heritage in order to become adoptable. So they are not asking for an adoption, they are hijacking an adoption, and it is this violation of adoption that the Appeals Court has today validated. It had until now refused to validate these procedures for making adoptable babies even when they involved heterosexual couples.
Sunday, October 05, 2014
French say kids need mom and dad