Source. cbc.ca Radio
Is it time that we recognize labour as… labour? Or is paying women to act as surrogates a slippery slope to exploitation?
Under Canadian law, being a surrogate is not illegal, but payment for the service of surrogacy is.
Stephanie Plante, who was a surrogate for a same-sex couple in Spain, thinks women should be trusted to make decisions about their bodies, and be compensated accordingly.
“If I’m a man and I decide to go to Afghanistan and put my body in harm’s way, I’m given a book tour,” says Plante, “and I am given a speaker circuit, and I’m given a pension.”