#StopSurrogacyNow: Dear Cristiano Ronaldo, Women Are Not Your Baby Factories

by Jennifer Lahl, CBC President on September 27, 2017

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Our friends at #StopSurrogacyNow have today posted a very powerful article by Kajsa Ekis Ekman, a Swedish journalist, writer, and activist. You may recall that I interviewed Kajsa in 2014 about her excellent book Being and Being Bought: Prostitution, Surrogacy and the Split Self.

In this new article, Kajsa reveals surrogacy for what it is, namely, the sale of babies. In addition, she explains why, as a feminist, a Marxist, and a humanist, she opposes the practice she calls womb rental.

The article is available in both English and Spanish, as she originally wrote it as a statement encouraging the Spanish government to legislate against surrogacy—as almost all European countries have done—rather than attempting to regulate surrogacy.

I commend this tremendously powerful article to your careful reading. If you’re not sure how to think about the issue of surrogacy, this will give you much to think about. And if, like me, you are currently working to #StopSurrogacyNow, Kajsa’s writing will both expand and reinforce your arguments.

Click here to read “Cristiano Ronaldo: Women Are Not Your Baby Factories” at the #StopSurrogacyNow website.

“Cristiano Ronaldo, la mujer no es una fábrica”

Image by kit4na via flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)


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