Ever since safe abortions were made possible and test-tube babies happened, our laws and ethics are being left hopelessly behind by technology.
- What can one say of the paternity/ visitation rights of a non-anonymous sperm donor who is not married to the mother?
- Or to the pregnant lady who is not allowed to abort in the third trimester, after she has come to know that her unborn child is condemned to lead an poor quality existence?
- Or to the lady who got the wrong fertilised egg implanted in her womb? Does she have an obligation to carry it to term? If she does, what right does she have in relation to the child born?
- Or to the Passport Officer who did not want to issue Indian passports to the children born in India showing a German lady as the mother, when the twins born of an Indian surrogate mother with sperm of the father but an anonymously donated egg?
- Or to the parents of a child whose grandfather will also be its father because of the sperm donated by the father-in-law?
I wonder why all these people are seduced by technology into uncharted moral and legal waters when a perfectly acceptable solution called adoption exists?