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Do you accept the practice of surrogacy – the right of one woman to carry the embryo of another to birth?


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Is having a child a ‘right,’ supported by using whatever means are legally available to us to help the 1 in 6 Canadian couples currently unable to have a child? Or, like others believe, is the fact that you are unable to carry an embryo of your own simply a ‘fact of nature’ or ‘God’s way’ and not to be interfered with – even immoral?

Would your opinion change depending on the type of surrogacy? Currently there are two types of surrogacy: Gestational, when a surrogate mother carries a baby for an intended couple or individual using the embryo from the intended parents, implanting it into the surrogate. This means the surrogate has no genetic relationship to the baby. Or Traditional surrogacy when the surrogate mother uses her own eggs to create the child she is carrying for others, using either the sperm of the intended father or a sperm donor.

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