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Stolen Motherhood

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Stolen Motherhood 1
Contents 9
Foreword 13
Introduction 19
Legality in Quebec and Canada 22
Several ways to name the same practice 25
A few definitions: procreation, kinship, descent 29
Chapter 1. Surrogacy’s Emergence, Development, and International Expansion 33
Changes that prompted the development of reproductive practices 33
Today’s reality 47
Chapter 2. Women’s Issues 61
Experiencing motherhood 61
Could we cut out the mother completely? 64
Reproduction and social bonds 67
The technification of childbirth and…of the rest 68
A case for autonomy 71
The surrogates’ side 78
What about consent? 83
Breastfeeding 87
Chapter 3. The Child at the Heart of Surrogacy 91
Assisted reproduction: stability or separation? 92
Understanding our origins 93
Children’s rights 101
When a child does not meet expectations 103
Do not do unto others what you do not want done unto you 106
Chapter 4. Wanting a Child versus Human Dignity 111
The children of biomedicine 115
The medicalization process 117
Individualism: satisfying one’s own desire 121
Social infertility 122
Wanting children: a social construct 123
Right to a child 126
What about the future? 127
Chapter 5. The Pieces of the Puzzle 131
The health of mother and child 131
Lessons from anthropology 138
The illusion of regulation 142
Inevitable fallouts 148
Conclusion 151
The nature of the demand 152
Abolishing surrogacy internationally 157
What now? 159
Final thoughts 160
Notes 163
Foreword 163
Introduction 163
Chapter 1. Surrogacy’s Emergence, Development, and International Expansion 166
Chapter 2. Women’s Issues 170
Chapter 3. The Child at the Heart of Surrogacy 173
Chapter 4. Wanting a Child versus Human Dignity 176
Chapter 5. The Pieces of the Puzzle 178
References 181
Also from Baraka Books 193

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