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Surrogate Motherhood
Surrogate Motherhood
Surrogate Motherhood
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Surrogate Motherhood
Surrogate Motherhood
Surrogate Motherhood
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Surrogate Motherhood

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  • 1. Surrogate Motherhood Speaker: Annie Hsu
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  • 3. Introduction <ul><li>According to the department of health in Taiwan, there are 15% of couples who are suffering from infertility. </li></ul><ul><li>Resolutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Americans - adoption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taiwan- assisted productive technology </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. Definition of Surrogate Motherhood <ul><li>A woman who agrees to become pregnant for the purpose of gestating and giving birth to a child for others to raise. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow the infertile couples having the children who have genetic linkage with them. </li></ul>
  • 5. Conflicts of Surrogate Motherhood <ul><li>The idea of surrogate motherhood is morally wrong </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Violate the ethic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Degrade the role and value of mother </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Put the unborn children into the dangerous circumstance. </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. Ethic Perspective <ul><li>The ruined family moral principles. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What if the surrogate mother was one of the relativities of infertile couples? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vatican has issued a statement rejecting surrogate motherhood. </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. A bizarre family tree Mary Harry sister Mother or aunt?
  • 8. Role and Value of Mother <ul><li>Original definition of Mother </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural or social female parent of an offspring. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides ovum, gestate children and fulfill the primary role in the raising of children. </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. Role of Mother <ul><li>New definition of Mother </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Genetic mother- provides the ovum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gestational mother - carries the pregnancy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social mother - brings up the child </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. Role of Mother- Evidence <ul><li>The Department of Sociology of National Taiwan University points out – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’ll be hard to find a woman who could fulfill the complete process and duty as a mother. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mother may be defined as an incomplete individual. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical science might become the creator of human beings. </li></ul></ul>
  • 11. Value of Mother <ul><li>Value of mother in general </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Priceless, invaluable, no mother price list </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Value of Surrogate Motherhood </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In U.S.A - between US$10,000 and $20,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Taiwan - around NT$ one million dollars. </li></ul></ul>
  • 12. The Uncertain environment for children <ul><li>Surrogate motherhood lacks of the consideration of the children. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The safety and welfare of the children? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The risk of abandoning the children? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The child has serious disabilities? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>who will be responsible for these uncertainness? </li></ul></ul>
  • 13. Conclusion <ul><li>The ethical standard will be disordered. </li></ul><ul><li>The changing definition and commercialization of motherhood opposes to the holy meaning and role of mother. </li></ul><ul><li>it is unethical to gestate the child through the surrogate mother when we are not fully prepared. </li></ul>

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