Friday, 6 June 2014

Movie on Surrogacy in NYC As Legislation Is Debated Nationwide

A team of Producers Of "Breeders: A Subclass of Women?" to Hold Special Screenings In New York City & Washington, D.C.
The legality of surrogacy is currently on the hotplate of political discussions in the USA and India. Just last weekend, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal vetoed a bill for the second time to legalize compensated surrogacy for married, heterosexual couples. A bill introduced in D.C. last year would allow residents above the age of 21 to enter into surrogacy agreements. After the parents agree to pay medical expenses, the gestational carrier surrenders her rights to raise the child. In New York, State Senator Brad Hoylman is co-sponsoring a proposed law to overturn the current prohibition, making compensated surrogacy legal.
Lahl's film, "Breeders: A Subclass of Women?" raises vital questions about surrogacy through the experiences of four women: the unexpected consequences and heart-wrenching emotions when their maternal identity and personal autonomy are taken from them. Alongside their stories, reflections and opinions from a wide range of feminists and industry professionals reveal that, while technology might have made obtaining biological children easier, the human heart remains deeply complex.