Friday, February 25, 2011

Bad press is bad press

Stumbled upon this article today in the local rag about a group of women rescued from a "baby farm" where they were tricked into being surrogate mothers, and then raped. 

What is this world coming to? And how could people stoop so low to take advantage of both the "surrogate mothers" and the unsuspecting, IF families, so desperate for a baby?

Makes me think how far am I willing to go to get a baby. I'm not talking about anything illegal, like knocking over a bank, but what am I willing to sacrifice, what lengths am I going to go to be a mom? 

What about you?

~Jem

10 comments:

TeeJay said...

Holy crap! What an awful story. I can't believe what some people will do. As for me...this IVF is our last attempt at a bio child. I hope that I don't have to think about other options, I hope this is it.

S said...

Yikes!

I will admit, I've thought about whether the fact that I'm not willing to do *anything* in order to become a mother means I don't want it as much as some. But I think it's more my logical (and law-abiding, hee hee) mind at work.

callmemama said...

Wow, that is a horrifying story!

amiracle4us said...

that is terrible!!! I would be willing to do almost anything to have a child; call me desperate bc I am :( I hope most of the those thoughts I wont ever see come to fruition! haha

linda said...

I would do almost anything for a bio child, such as cloning or asking my paternal and maternal families to donate sperm on one side and an egg on the other so I can have a child that is OF my genetic line, but that's where I draw the line. I wouldn't do almost anything to have just any other child though. I don't have the yearn like some women do to mother any child. I wish at times that I did. I know I have issues! :)

How horrible for these women. They were being paid to be "traditional surrogates", something women do in this country, but the rape and captivity part is just wrong! I am so thankful that the authorities were tipped off. I feel bad for the women that they were impregnated by their assailants. What a terrible situation to be in.

jjiraffe said...

Shudder. How awful. I also hate these stories because I feel like they give rise to the "desperate infertile" stereotype. Ugh.

gingerandlime said...

What?

I mean, WHAT?

There are just no words for this.

One Who Understands said...

That is just awful! Oh it makes me mad.

I have been thinking about the whole "how far" thig lately. The only true answer is I don't know. I don't know how much more I can take. This crap is hard!

WaitingVicky said...

... speechless

Adele said...

It's a terrible story:( It's strange - last week was a weird week for stories. That dip$hit senator in Georgia wanting to "investigate" miscarriages, this, a few other things.

Sigh.