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  •  Notice that the decision to abort (3+ / 0-)
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    cacamp, pvmuse, otto

    if the life of the mother is at stake, is up to the surrogate. But if the child is likely to be abnormal, or they have to abort because of too many fetuses, it's the decision of the "intended parents".
    Meaning, it would be OK to abort if the surrogate's life is in danger, but if the reason is the other two, the parents decide. Though the surrogate has to agree, one wonders if Tagg would not pay the surrogate if she did not carry out his wishes. After all, they wanted a perfect baby. Anything less than perfection and you're on your own.

    Isn’t it ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray. ~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring ~

    by MA Liberal on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 08:42:35 PM PDT

    •  Tagg didn't pay at all apparently, Mr. Stericycle (1+ / 0-)
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      The BigotBasher

      Willard did, but he I am sure didn't have a clue about what was in the contract, he is very busy.

      My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me. Benjamin Disraeli

      by pvmuse on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 09:42:24 PM PDT

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    •  Actually, I think that's an OK way (0+ / 0-)

      to structure to clauses.  If she's signing a contract to have a baby for a couple, it makes sense that they have the say-so on approving an abortion in cases of the baby's health.  Likewise, it makes sense that should it ever be an issue of the mother's health, she gets the say-so.  Seems absolutely fair to me and is probably standard in these agreements.

      Note that they couldn't force the mother to abort the child if she refused to do so.  She would be breaking the contract and would therefore end up being on her own with the baby once she gave birth.

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