Questions for Case 1:
• In Hong Kong it is illegal to pay a person for non-replenishable organs. The fear is that money will influence the poor to harm their bodies for the benefit of the rich. Do you see a parallel between this case and this law? Can allowing surrogate mothers to be paid for their troubles allow poorer women to be oppressed?
• Does paying the surrogate harm her and/or the child's dignity?
• Is it selfish for this couple to want children of their own genetic make-up?
• One of the main arguments against the use of surrogate mothers is that carrying and giving birth to a child is such an emotional event that it is impossible to determine if the surrogate will be able to give up the child. Though adults enter into the contract, the child could ultimately suffer if a long custody battle ensues. With the possibility of such battles, do you think it is acceptable for parents to use a surrogate mother?
• Do you think that if the surrogate is awarded the baby, this