Cinco expertos internacionales destapan en Madrid los trapos sucios de los vientres de alquiler

Madrid acoge este miércoles 26 de abril una reunión de expertos internacionales críticos con el comercio de los vientres de alquiler, que durante años han observado y analizado los efectos perniciosos de esta práctica que daña a las mujeres y los niños.

El evento se titula “El verdadero precio a pagar” y está organizado por la plataforma internacional Stop Surrogacy Now (www.stopsurrogacynow.com). Tendrá lugar el miércoles 26 de abril de 19 a 21 horas en el MEEU (www.meeu.es, Madrid Espacios y Eventos Urbanos), en la Estación de Chamartín de Madrid, en la Primera Planta.

El evento es de asistencia gratuita, pero la organización pide antes registrarse en la web porque el aforo es limitado. 

Se trata de una oportunidad única por la calidad de los ponentes internacionales.

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Outsourcing pregnancy: a visit to India’s surrogacy clinics

Julie Bindel, a strident opponent of surrogacy, travelled to India to find out more about a practice worth an estimated £690m a year on the subcontinen.

In Ahmedabad, Gujarat, my driver is looking for one of the city’s IVF clinics. We turn on to a busy main road and I spot a sign on a crumbling wall reading “test tube babies”.

I climb the filthy stairwell and enter a small, dark reception area. In the adjoining room I spot a hospital stretcher and shelves full of metal petri dishes, forceps and hypodermic needles. Dr Rana* leads me into a windowless office.

Before we even sit down, he is telling me about a change in India’s surrogacy policy. In October last year, the government told fertility clinics to stop all surrogate embryo transfers to foreigners.

The move follows a proposed change in the law that would limit surrogacy to Indian couples, or where at least one of the commissioning parents has an Indian passport and residency. Having established that neither I nor the woman posing as my husband’s sister own an Indian passport, Rana advises me to go to Thailand. It is selfish to have a surrogate baby Julie Bindel.
“It costs twice the price [that it does] here,” says Rana, “but they will even do sex selection, so many people will go from India.” Having heard many stories about how commonplace outsourcing pregnancy and reproduction is, I am in India to investigate the country’s “rent-a-womb” industry.

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