Mainly events that occur in and around the medical world. Some you need to know about and some you don't. All to either inform or amuse you.
Thursday, 10 September 2015
Poor pieces of Flesh!
Foreign buyers are flocking
to Canada to find surrogate mothers now that Asian countries have
cracked down on this practice. These narcissistic folks are using
Canadian Health Care resources to satisfy their desires and their longing for immortality and for the most part are not interested in offering a good life to some baby waiting to be evacuated out of the womb. I see their mission as a purely selfish one, which I resent subsidizing with my health care dollars. I would be surprised if most Canadians didn't share my views. Canadian surrogates should not be covered by medicare and if the practice is allowed at all, should be paid for by the people buying the babies. Many developed countries ban surrogacy outright. Surrogacy, catering as it does to the whims of the purchaser may take an ugly and immoral turn. Recently a Nova Scotia woman who was 'commissioned' to have a child for an overseas couple found herself carrying triplets. Although she wanted to carry all three, the 'would-be' parents insisted one of the fetuses be killed off. The woman was told that the couple could cut off expense payments if she insisted on keeping all the babies. The surrogate agreed to one of the fetuses being killed off. One of the two remaining fetuses died too. Apparently, the remaining baby is surviving its hazardous intrauterine journey for the moment. If it does one has to wonder about the environment into which the poor thing will be born. If Canada's medical ethicists and other self professed protectors of patient health don't have something to say about this, they certainly are not doing their jobs.