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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.

Commercial or "altruistic" the surrogate must be abolished. These are the words of Olivia Maurel, born in December 1991 in Kentucky from […]

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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 International Coalition to Abolish Surrogacy (ICASM) has organized an international demonstration in front of the

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Lesbian motherhood: an open letter to Kathleen Stock
The gender critical philosopher says she is worried about the rights of lesbian mothers denied "by the Meloni government". But it was the judiciary and not the government that decided that only biological mothers can appear in birth certificates. For the law to recognize sexual difference in procreation, homosexual women need to break the front with rich gay males who resort to rented wombs: homoparenting is just ideology

We have followed with attention and sisterly the story of Kathleen Stock, gender critical philosopher, author among other things of Material Girls:

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Only happiness
The universal crime of renting the womb is a quasi-law, approved by a large majority in the Chamber. With rare exceptions, the left voted against (the notable absence of Schlein and Conte in the chamber was notable). Final approval in the Senate within the year. Finally the result, after many years of bare-knuckle fighting. Hoping that Italy can become a model for the legislation of other countries in the defense of fundamental human rights

We could give you a summary of the many and very long previous episodes. Make a list of threats, insults, deplatforming, doors

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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

In our recent statement For the True Good of Children we expressed our concern about the growing use of

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YES TO THE ITALIAN LAW ON WOMB FOR RENT UNIVERSAL CRIME: THE APPEAL OF ALL THE MAJOR ABOLITIONIST NETWORKS IN THE WORLD
CIAMS, STOP SURROGACY NOW, FINRRAGE, THE JAPAN COALITION and other associations. And together with them eminent figures of international feminism such as SYLVIANE AGACINSKI, GENA COREA and PHYLLIS CHESLER. Who together with us are asking Italian parliamentarians to approve the law which will arrive in the Chamber on June 19th

Network for the Inviolability of the Female Body, Radfem Italia, FINAARGIT (International feminist network against all artificial reproduction, gender ideology and transhumanism)

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Towards the abolition of surrogacy: an anthology and a debate
CIAMS publishes a multi-voiced book 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 punishability of the practice even when carried out abroad. And a popular initiative bill is on the way

While in Italy we are preparing to "welcome" the Womb Fair for Rent, scheduled for 21-22 May in a location still

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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

To the Mayor of Milan Beppe Sala To the Council To the City Council We learn that on 21-22 May he will arrive in Milan at

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Open letter to the Mayor of Milan and his council: this is why the "two fathers" should not be transcribed
The transcription of birth certificates of children born from rented wombs circumvents the prohibition on the practice, makes a private interest - based on a commercial contract - prevail over the public interest, and authorizes the father to blatantly lie about the status filiationis - if If she did so, a mother would be prosecuted for forgery of a public document. Are we therefore unequal before the law in violation of Article 3 of the Constitution?

WITH REGARD TO THE RECENT SENTENCES OF THE COURT OF MILAN WHICH ORDER THE TRANSCRIPTION OF BIRTH RECORDS MADE ABROAD CONCERNING

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Luna and the buyer "mother" who didn't want her
There was no attachment between the "client" woman and the child born from a rented womb. Out of "envious" rivalry towards the mother who gave birth to her. And because if you buy a child as something, you can always discard it. The case is just the tip of the iceberg of the complex relational dynamics that arise when you resort to this practice. And it is always the children who pay the highest price

Luna, born from a rented womb, is a perfectly healthy baby. The second thoughts of "intentional parents" (as they are normally called

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Buttigieg adoption? It's almost certainly a rented womb
First of all, they are twins: and twin births are rare. Even rarer for there to be adoptable twins. According to Jennifer Lahl, founder of Stop Surrogacy Now, the American politician and her husband resorted to surrogacy, a fact about which ambiguity remains. A choice from which many questions arise

The photo you see went around the world a few days ago: Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten Glezman Buttigieg

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Dying through surrogacy, leaving one's children orphaned
How many surrogate mothers lose their lives due to gestation "for others" - riskier than a spontaneous pregnancy -? We don't know, those deaths are not tracked and are often covered up so as not to disturb Big Fertility's business. And the children of those women are left without their mothers

by Jennifer Lahl* I was out of town over Memorial Day weekend when I saw a GoFundMe notice posted on Instagram that

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