February 04, 2008

Meet Mom, Mom and Mom

Who Dropped THAT?On Practical ethics I blogged Meet Mom, Mom and Mom: is there anything wrong with same-sex genetic parents?

Unsurprisingly I don't think so (beside the obvious safety problems today, and maybe a matter of what should be in public healthcare). I think Monthy Python got it right, except that it is a negative right rather than a positive one:

     It's every man's right to have babies if he wants them.
     But you can't have babies.
     Don't you oppress me.
     I'm not oppressing you, Stan -- you haven't got a womb.  Where's the fetus going to gestate? You going to keep it in a box?
(STAN starts crying.)
     Here!  I've got an idea.  Suppose you agree that he can't actually have babies, not having a womb, which is nobody's fault, not even the Romans', but that he can have the *right* to have babies.
     Good idea, Judith.  We shall fight the oppressors for your right to have babies, brother. Sister, sorry.

The real threat is of course that somebody extends Mother's Day and Father's Day to Surrogate Mother's Day, Oocyte-Father/Mother's Day and who knows what else.

Posted by Anders3 at February 4, 2008 09:43 PM