Surrogacy Tag

12 Jun 2018 There are some things money shouldn’t buy, like babies

by Nick Suk (ARPA intern) Children are gifts from God, not products to procure or commodities to purchase. Procreation should take place within marriage, not through the deliberate fracturing of natural relationships. This biblical foundation is violated when a third party becomes part of the procreation process, either as a genetic parent (gamete seller or donor) or as a surrogate mother. These are live issues in Canada today. MP Anthony Housefather has tabled Bill C-404 to decriminalize commercial surrogacy and the sale of gametes. The intent of the bill is to increase the...

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30 May 2018 New bill would allow commercialization of human reproduction

Take Action: Send an EasyMail letter to share your concerns with your MP Bill C-404, “An Act to amend the Assisted Human Reproduction Act”, was introduced yesterday by Liberal MP Anthony Housefather. If the bill passes, it will decriminalize commercial surrogacy and the sale of human gametes (sperm and eggs). This will allow women to enter commercial contracts to bear children for others in exchange for money. It will also allow paying people for their eggs or sperm. The bill is short and simple and would do nothing to regulate these practices, except to specify that gamete...

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10 Nov 2016 FAQ on Ontario’s Bill 28, the “All Families Are Equal Act”

How will Bill 28 affect me and my family? Are “natural families” and “natural parents” really so important? What about adoptive parents? Isn’t the main purpose of the bill to simplify the process for both partners in a same-sex couple to be recognized as parents? Bill 28 facilitates having children through surrogacy. What’s the problem with that? If you have not read ARPA’s main article on Bill 28, we encourage you to read it first. There you will also find links to EasyMail letters on this topic. If you have already...

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21 Oct 2016 What’s a family, anyway? Ontario government to radically change family law

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPV_qQH-MYU The Ontario government is fast-tracking a bill that, if passed, will fundamentally overhaul family law in Ontario. It is critical that we understand these changes and seize the narrow window of opportunity to share our concerns with our leaders before the legislation becomes law.It is critical that we understand these changes and seize the narrow window of opportunity to share our concerns with our leaders before the legislation becomes law. Bill 28, the Orwellian “All Families Are Equal Act”, removes the term “mother” and “father” from all Ontario law, to be...

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