World Outsources Pregnancies To India

IT companies outsourced programming there, other companies outsourced customer support amid other services, now it’s pregnancies that are being outsourced to India…

The small clinic at Kaival Hospital matches infertile couples with local women, cares for the women during pregnancy and delivery, and counsels them afterward. Anand’s surrogate mothers, pioneers in the growing field of outsourced pregnancies, have given birth to roughly 40 babies.

More than 50 women in this city are now pregnant with the children of couples from the United States, Taiwan, Britain and beyond. The women earn more than many would make in 15 years…

[Source: The Guardian]

I totally understand the natural desire for a lot of people to have children and a family, and I know how hard it is for infertile couples, how they feel, and how they yearn for a solution; and I think that if a woman is ready to help them out and be a surrogate mother for their child, then that is a very kind, generous and respectable action from her side.

But I think turning this around into a business, where people take advantage of some poor women in India or elsewhere who are doing this just because they can’t afford a good living otherwise is just very wrong, immoral and unacceptable.

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

4 thoughts on “World Outsources Pregnancies To India”

  1. I don’t know.. but i read the article and i had goosebumps !

    It didn’t feel right. I am not “totally against” the procedure … some people indeed do want to have a baby of their own yet for certain medical reasons they cannot…

    It is true what you have mentioned that it is not “right” to use those indian ladies as “baby farms” and pay them almost quarter of what they would have paid if they were back in the states or Britian. But again, those ladies are in need and they wouldn’t have gone through all the pain and pressaure of being pregnant if not for the money…

    what made me surprised was the fact that they would spend most of the 9 months in that clinic being taught english and computer… it is supposed to be good but i don’t know why i felt i was watching a science fiction movie where something doesn’t seem so right like they are brain washed or something… but again that is the “dramatic” dots talking

    🙂

  2. this is one of the signs os doomsday
    im sure all of know about the hadith

    “…some of its signs (and these are): when the slave-girl will give birth to he master, when the naked, barefooted would become the chiefs of the people – these are some of the signs of (Doom). (Moreover) when the shepherds of the black (camels) would exult themselves in buildings, this is one of the signs of (Doom). (Doom) is one of the five (happenings wrapped in the unseen) which no one knows but Allah…”
    kitab al iman shahih muslim

  3. im sure many would have heard of this hadith.. really is frightening to know doomsday is not far

    “…..when would there be the hour (of Doom)? He (the Holy Prophet) replied: The one who is asked about it is no better informed than the inquirer. I, however, narrate some of its signs (and these are): when the slave-girl will give birth to he master, when the naked, barefooted would become the chiefs of the people – these are some of the signs of (Doom). (Moreover) when the shepherds of the black (camels) would exult themselves in buildings, this is one of the signs of (Doom). (Doom) is one of the five (happenings wrapped in the unseen) which no one knows but Allah. Then he (the Messenger of Allah) recited (the verse):” Verily Allah! with Him alone is the knowledge of the hour and He it is Who sends (down the rain) and knows that which is in the wombs and no person knows whatsoever he shall earn tomorrow, and a person knows not in whatsoever land he shall die. Verily Allah is Knowing, Aware…..”

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