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Should Commercial Surrogacy be Legal in Liberal Democracies?
Commercial Surrogacy Should Be Legal In Liberal Democracies
The commercialisation of surrogacy enables the government to properly regulate the industry.
Women should be free to choose what they want to do with their bodies.
Commercial surrogacy makes it possible for some people to have a family.
If liberal democracies legalise commercial surrogacy, there will be less need to hire women from poorer countries where rights are more often violated.
Legalising and regulating commercial surrogacy is preferable to allowing 'altruistic' surrogacy (i.e. minimal financial support to the surrogate mother and living expenses), which devalues the surrogate's contribution to the family and society.
Commercial surrogacy raises legal issues about who has parental rights over the child.
Commercial surrogacy practices commodify human life.
Most people in liberal democracies are religious and most religions do not approve of surrogacy.
Commercial surrogacy is harmful to surrogate mothers.
Commercial surrogacy is harmful to children.
Commercial surrogacy is exploitative of women.
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