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Born to a rented mother
Olivia Maurel, 32, was born to a surrogate mother and today fights on the front line against the practice which she defines as "atrocious" and "monstrous". He always knew something was wrong in his family. He suffers from depression, has had alcoholism problems and has attempted suicide several times. Only recently did he discover the truth about his origins and that he had suffered the trauma of abandonment. “What happened to me should happen to no child again,” he says.

Born to a rented mother
Olivia Maurel, 32, was born to a surrogate mother and today fights on the front line against the practice which she defines as "atrocious" and "monstrous". He always knew something was wrong in his family. He suffers from depression, has had alcoholism problems and has attempted suicide several times. Only recently did he discover the truth about his origins and that he had suffered the trauma of abandonment. “What happened to me should happen to no child again,” he says.

November 13th in The Hague against the rented womb
The Conference of Private International Law is pushing for the transnational recognition of gestation contracts for others with the aim of overriding national legislation to the advantage of biomarket profits. The Icams coalition against the GPA organized a demonstration in defense of the dignity of women and against the market of girls and boys

The new PD proposal on children born from rented wombs is wrong: here's why
The idea is a "rewarding" subsidized path - only 4 months - for the adoption of children born from gestation for others: a quasi-automatism which instead of counteracting it would encourage the use of the practice. Furthermore, a difference is made between this type of adopters - Gpa customers - and all the others for whom the timing would not change. But the Constitution wants us to be equal before the law

The “right” to have a slave: Hagar and the rented womb
For days the supporters of the Gpa have been relaunching the "news" with joy: even God allows a woman to have a child for others as demonstrated by the biblical narrative of Sarah - Abraham's wife incapable of conceiving - and her servant Hagar who lent her womb. Therefore, even today temporary slaves are claimed to be available: a real ethical and political short circuit. And an own goal. Also because the story of Genesis should be read in its entirety

On the risks of the ROPA method
The technique used by a growing number of lesbian couples consists in using the oocyte of one to create an embryo which will then be inserted into the womb of the other which will lead to the pregnancy. A dangerous practice physically and psychologically both for the two women and for the child who will be born. Here because

Being born to a dead “surrogate mother”.
Professor at the University of Oslo proposes using the bodies of women in irreversible comas, which can be damaged without ethical complications, to carry out pregnancies on behalf of third parties. But also men in a vegetative state (so feminists don't get angry) grafting embryos into the liver. And the children? Topic not considered

New NO from the Supreme Court to the registration of "two fathers" from a rented womb
For the second time the Supreme Court reiterates: those birth certificates issued abroad cannot be registered by Italian registry offices. For the biological father's partner the only path is adoption. Surrogacy remains a high negative value and violates the dignity of women. Mayor Sala immediately stops transcribing them, as requested in our complaint

Towards the abolition of surrogacy: an anthology and a debate
CIAMS publishes a book by many voices against the uterus for rent and discusses it in an open webinar. Meanwhile in Italy, which is preparing to "welcome" the Womb for Rent Fair (in Milan on 21-22 May), two bills are already under discussion which extend the criminality of the practice even when carried out abroad. And a popular initiative bill is on the way

Womb rental fair in Milan: open letter to Mayor Sala
Scheduled for May 21-22, the event will relaunch Gpa's business after the slowdowns caused by the pandemic. But in Italy advertising for the sale of children is a crime. We therefore ask the Mayor, the Executive and the City Council to pre-alert the Police Forces as well as to take any initiative against this clear violation of the law

Ukraine: there is also the drama of "surrogate" mothers
Ukraine is the European factory for made-to-order babies: thousands are born every year. Today, to save the "product" and investment, rich clients expect pregnant mothers to leave the country on the brink of war, separating themselves from their families and children. Further violence against these poor and exploited women

Constitutional Court: we need a law for rainbow children. But renting a womb remains a serious crime

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