What’s the Big Deal?

by The Center for Bioethics and Culture on March 2, 2017

Breeders?

With our major event coming up at the UN on the 14th (Trading on the Female Body), we’ve gotten a few questions on social media about why surrogacy is such a big issue for us and why we’re working so hard to bring this conversation to those attending the UN’s 61st Commission on the Status of Women (#UNCSW61).

One of the best ways that we know to begin answering those questions is to show people our documentary Breeders: A Subclass of Women?.

Here’s the trailer:

And here’s the film’s description:
Surrogacy is fast becoming one of the major issues of the 21st century—celebrities and everyday people are increasingly using surrogates to build their families. But the practice is fraught with complex implications for women, children, and families. What is the impact on the women who serve as surrogates and on the children who are born from surrogacy? In what ways might money complicate things? What about altruistic surrogacy done for a family member or close friend? Is surrogacy a beautiful, loving act or does it simply degrade pregnancy to a service and a baby to a product? Can we find a middle ground? Should we even look for one?

After you’ve watched the film (or if you’ve previously seen the film) be sure to watch the director’s statement, which helps provide additional context and background on why we chose the stories profiled in the film.

 

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