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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 12:11 PM
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12. I hadn't either
Edited on Tue Jan-01-08 12:14 PM by MountainLaurel
But I can see that being an especially important factor in a very patriarchal culture where women may have little to no control over their own lives. The same fathers and husbands who sell their daughters to brothels probably aren't going to be ethically challenged when it comes to renting out their wives' uteri.

And since medical personnel working with first-world partners in third-world countries aren't known for their strong ethical tradition (remember, stories like "The Constant Gardener" are based on true events), I could see normal protections like informed consent going right out the window depending on whose wallet is getting fatter.
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