Ethical Problems Surrounding Surrogate Motherhood
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Ten to fifteen percent of married couples are unable to have children. Surrogate mothers are not a new solution to the old problem of not being able to reproduce an offspring. Surrogacy has been around a long time and dates back to biblical times. An interesting bible scenario is Sarah, the wife of Abraham. Sarah could not have children in the beginning. She gave her handmaid, Hagar, to her husband Abraham to produce them a child. The method used was copulation. The outcome in this arrangement did not prove to be a productive one and ended in disaster. In this scenario the spouse became jealous, the surrogate became proud and refused to give up the identity of the child and consequently the spouse had both her and her child ousted.