Le femministe francesi hanno chiesto a Hollande di opporsi a una normativa che equivale "al trionfo dell'industria dei bambini su commissione". Un coordinamento di associazioni femministe europee hanno elaborato per la Conferenza dell'Aia sui diritti umani un testo sostenendo che la surrogacy vìola la Convenzione internazionale dei diritti dell'infanzia, la Convenzione per l'eliminazione di tutte le forme di discriminazione delle donne (Cedaw). E in Italia perché le donne non parlano? Perché gli unici a parlare sono gli uomini, con o senza tonaca?
There is a saying: It takes a village. Well, for our family it is literally a true statement. My husband, Eli, and I have two beautiful daughters. Milo is five years old and Demi is 19 months old. To have them, we needed to go through two surrogacy journeys with the help and support of a wonderful egg donor, two amazing gestational carriers, doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, attorneys and our close family, of course. Both Milo and Demi share the same egg donor and have a different biological dad; one girl is biologically Eli's and one is biologically mine.
Parental rights issues -- such as that of Sheena and Tiara Yates -- should never be decided based on the rights of one (or two) parents versus another parent with the omission of the rights of the child to know their genetic heritage. Children are not property and decisions concerning their lives must not ignore their needs and rights.
It's been a long road to marriage equality, and it seems we're still only halfway there. For the last two decades I've been on another fulfilling journey with our community. It's made fewer headlines than our fight for marriage rights, but it's been so important for so many families just now finding that legal recognition.