I READ THIS FAN FICTION ONCE... SURROGATE
So its been what… like 8 months since I did the first one of these? And I finally do another one, and its not any of the fics I mentioned before? Fffffff….
I really enjoyed Surrogate, its a good story and I thought it’d be fun to draw for one for these, and I was right! My fav parts include, but are not limited too, Medic’s faces, Heavy’s boobs, and that panel of the whole team on page 2.
I hope you can all read my shitty hand writing.
I was just talking to Joe about surrogacy, for no particular reason. But it got me thinking, and wondering if I could ever do it, be a surrogate.
I love being pregnant, love it. I love child birth, labor and delivery. The whole experience is magic. I already miss it all so much, for strange personal reasons, which I’ll post about later on when I can muster up the right words.
But would I ever put myself through it all just to hand the baby over at the end? How would that feel, how would it feel carrying a child you know isn’t yours. Would the pregnancy be just as joyous and exciting as your previous pregnancies, or would you detach yourself from falling in love with the baby? You wouldn’t get to decorate the nursery, or pick the name, you wouldn’t buy things for the baby or dream of what they look like…
That’s the gift you’d be giving another couple, the experience of planning and waiting for a baby, then the baby itself. It would be amazing to do that, giving a family to someone who can’t bear their own children….
Plus you get paid, a substantial amount of money for doing it. You could say, “It’s not about the money” but for most of us it would be precisely that, about the money. We all have bills, debts and financial needs, right?
It is actually illegal to be paid as a surrogate in Australia, beyond medical costs but in other countries you can be compensated.
The question I’m asking you all, is would you ever do it?
The Price of Life.
A surrogate mother in America was offered $10,000 to abort the child she was carrying because it had some pretty serious disabilities. She refused, thus causing worldwide mayhem, anger and a pretty big ethical debate.
You can read the full story here.
I read this article on facebook this afternoon and my immediate reaction was absolute disgust. Then I read the comments on the article and disgust doesn’t even describe what my feelings became.
$10,000 is all a babies life is worth. Ten thousand measly dollars, to end the life of a child who has done nothing wrong.
Have we really become a culture who believes we can just throw money at a problem to make it go away. Do we really believe that because a child will be born with deformities that it’s undeserving of life?
People commented on the article saying that the baby was going to suffer pain and trauma if it had to live with it’s disabilities.
I’d like to ask those people if they have researched how an abortion is performed? Do you know what happens to the baby? Or would you rather just close your eyes, block your ears and pretend that it’s the “humane” option?
Listed below are the two most popular forms of abortion. Both cause serious pain and trauma to the unborn child.
1. Instillation Abortion - Instillation abortion is performed by injecting a chemical solution consisting of either saline, urea or prostaglandin through the abdomen and into the amniotic sac. The cervix is dilated prior to the injection and the chemical solution induces uterine contractions which expels the foetus. Saline solution abortion is injected as previously described, and then the baby/foetus swallows the salt solution and is poisoned and it’s skin burned. After about 1-1/2 hours of pain and suffering, the babies heart finally stops. I don’t know about you, but this doesn’t sound like a “humane” thing to do. The corrosive effect of the salt solution burns the lungs and strips away the outer layer of the babies skin. Again, totally humane (note sarcasm).
2. Vacuum Aspiration Abortion - This is the most common method of abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. A suction curette (hollow tube with a knife-edged tip) is inserted into the womb. This instrument is then connected to a vacuum machine by a transparent tube. The vacuum suction, 29 times more powerful than a household vacuum cleaner, tears the foetus and placenta into small pieces which are sucked through the tube into a bottle and discarded. As far as I have researched, I haven’t found anything that suggests the foetus receives any form of medication to stop the pain of the termination.
So, back to the people who are calling this woman “horrid” and “evil” for allowing the baby to continue it’s life, I beg to differ. After reading all that I have read for many years and listening to peoples stories, and reading the story of abortion survivor Gianna Jessen, I propose that it is not the woman’s actions that should be deemed evil, but rather those of you who say that it would be better to subject an innocent child to the brutality of the abortion procedure.
All of us are living on borrowed time. Any minute something could happen to us that would take away our “quality of life”. We could be in a car accident, and become severely brain damaged, or handicapped. We could have a stroke, and lose the ability to control our bodily functions. Any number of things can happen to us, outside of the womb, that were they to occur in the womb would be grounds for termination, yet if I were to end the life of a person suffering from a disability caused by circumstances of life, then I would go to jail for murder.
I applaud Crystal Kelley, she made a decision that she knew would earn here the ire of millions of people worldwide, and yet she decided to do what was right. That takes a lot of courage and conviction and she has my respect.
“Right at the beginning of this, I said to my children, "The right thing isn't always the easy thing." And I believe that. I have tears running down my cheeks as I write this, but it has brought my brother and his wife and I closer together. I did this for them and it has cost me in tears, but we are now bonded in a way that is fundamental and feels unbreakable.”—
Secret diary of a surrogate mother
Your brother and his wife are desperate to have a child. You offer to help – but will you really be able to give up the twins you’ve carried for nine months? A surrogate mother tells her story…