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  •  I'm not really knowledgable on surrogates (0+ / 0-)

    but, this seems like a standard precaution in case something goes wrong. Yes, i understand the double standard here, but I'm not surprised. Rich people and
    Repubs are always being found out as "Do as I say, not as I do" people.

    "Let us never forget that doing the impossible is the history of this nation....It's how we are as Americans...It's how this country was built"- Michelle Obama

    by blueoregon on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 05:59:59 PM PDT

    •  I AM knowledgable on surrogates (9+ / 0-)

      as a father of girls who came into the world this way. I don't wish to HR the diarist, but is there a limit here? This is a standard safeguard for the life of the surrogate, and I would hope that how one chooses to make a family in this world might be free at least on this site, of critique.

      I loathe most everything the Romneys stand for politically, but I think going after third parties (like a surrogate) as part of scoring a point for us is pretty damn low.

      See, when you trash the motives of the intended parent, you're trashing the motives of everyone involved in the process. Because the surrogate and the intended parents are truly part of one "family" trying, in the most democratic way possible, to bring a child into the world.

      It's not made any easier by sh*t like this.

      Sorry to get on a soapbox, but frankly, those of us who have lived and loved through the miracle of surrogacy have enough to deal with without worrying that someone might take a cheap shot on a political blog because they think it's a goddamn 'scoop.'

      •  My impression is that no one on this site (2+ / 0-)
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        is criticizing surrogacy. I've read most of the comments and not one of them has said anything that I would consider negative about surrogacy. They are pointing out that Mitt Romney advocates a position that would make surrogacy all but impossible for people. This position is hypocritical because his own family has benefitted from it. As someone who has benefitted yourself, doesn't Romney's hypocrisy make you at least a little bit mad.

        We all already knew that he had grandchildren concieved through IVF, so it already wasn't private. The rest of it, like some of the language in the contract, as I understand, is general to IVF and surrogacy and could have been presumed.

        I'm sorry if it bothers you, but what people are allowed to do with their bodies, especially as it relates to reproduction, is very much at issue in this election.

        •  Holy shit. Really??? Check this out (5+ / 0-)
          Heartless, insane, immoral, arrogant, entitled, disgusting.  

          Especially because the "intended parents" are from one class -- the makers -- and the birth mother is obviously from the 47%.

          Sick Fucks

          from Kaleidescope. Not negative?

          Take a more thorough look at the comments for attitudes about surrogacy and references to "regular" pregnancy, "pregnancy for hire" and other non-dog-whlstles.

          There is an undercurrent of meanness toward people who didn't make their families the "natural" way.

          •  Okay, I get it now. I'm sorry. I see your point. (1+ / 0-)
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            You really need to articulate that. You're absolutely right and people need to be educated. Write something clearer. You said that people need to walk in your shoes, but really, I've never had children, so I couldn't even see what it was that was hurting you. It's a true blind spot. Go ahead, awaken people. I bet they'll be receptive and more careful about their choice of language.

            I appologize. I didn't mean to cause hurt.

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