Tuesday, March 06, 2018

WA State Has "Monetized" Wombs

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Washington State is set to legalize commercial surrogacy.

According to informed children's rights advocates and conservative lawmakers, "The Uniform Parentage Act" that has passed the State House and Senate---and the governor is expected to sign-- amounts to selling babies to the highest bidder, and bases the definition of a parent on "intent."

This will establish Washington State as a global marketplace to buy babies.

Last Wednesday, just before 1 a.m., the Washington State House of Representatives passed the "Uniform Parentage Act."

Every Democrat voted for it. Every Republican voted against it.

The bill was previously passed by the state senate with 3 Republicans joining the Democrats.

Liz Pike, who represents the 18th House District, told Clark County Today "For House Republicans, this bill was a matter of conscience."

She said, "We all voted 'no' to protect the womb from being monetized and commercialized. This bill sets virtually no limits on the amount people will be able to sell or purchase a human baby for. I'm disgusted that such a bill would ever be considered let alone pass."

Pike said, "What have we become as a state, selling human babies to the highest bidder? Is this who we are?"

Unfortunately, to a majority of lawmakers, that is "who we are."

Shortly after 1 a.m. last Wednesday morning, Pike posted on Facebook, "US 6th Circuit Court Judge Damon J. Keith coined the phrase 'democracy dies in the dark', I would say that 'human decency' died in the dark this morning around 1 AM at your WA State Capitol."

Pike calls it a "sinister piece of legislation."

The House passed the bill 27-21. Obviously, there are not enough Republicans.

Rep. Vicki Kraft (17th District) agrees. She says, "It is literally the most disturbing bill I've seen come before the House Chamber since I've been in office."

She said, "I call it 'rent a womb'."

The argument for the bill tries to make the case that the bill was created to provide for couples who can't have their own child to have the opportunity to have a child through surrogacy.

The homosexual community is, of course, applauding.

Homosexual activist lawmakers, Jamie Pederson, Marc Ellias, former lawmaker and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and others have worked toward this moment for years---they are ecstatic.

So are the pedophiles.

The Christian Post is reporting on a current story in The Straights Times (Asia) involving a 28-year-old Japanese billionaire Mitsutoki Shigeta, who is not married, but won custody of 13 children that his sperm was used to create through an American-owned fertility clinic in operating Bangkok, using surrogates from Thailand.

The Post says, "He reportedly told the clinic he wanted to produce 10 to 15 babies per year and continue the baby making process until he dies..."

Kathy Faust, who leads a children's rights organization "Them Before Us," says, "We have established a global marketplace for children. I'm not exaggerating. That is exactly what this is."

As the bill stands, Faust explains, "no limits are placed on how many children can be procured through surrogacy arrangements, no requirements exist saying that people intending to pay for surrogacy services must be residents of Washington State or American citizens, or even that the women must be inseminated in Washington. All it takes is one consultation that occurs on Washington soil and a contract can be legally enforced even if the individuals using the surrogate mother hail from where surrogacy is prohibited."

Faust says it was apparent the Democrats in the legislature had already made up their minds on the issue, even before the hearings. However, she went ahead and gave them documented cases where similar laws are being abused.

One case involves two men who were convicted of subjecting their surrogate-born son to, as one investigator described it, "the worst [pedophile] rings" he had ever heard of.

Police have said they believe the men created the boy through surrogacy "for the sole purpose of exploitation."

Several nations have closed their borders to surrogacy altogether.

Faust notes another aspect of the bill that is generally being missed.

It actually defines "parent" in a way that erases biology from the parent equation.

Faust says, "What this bill actually does is establish that all it takes for [the state government] to decide that one gets full authority over a vulnerable baby is ones 'intent' to parent. It doesn't matter if you have any biological connection to the child at all. It doesn't matter how many adults, if one is single or married. If you 'intend' to parent and create a contract and have the means to create a child through surrogacy or other reproductive technologies, we will give you our full authority."

Mere "intent" to parent flies in the face of all of best practices of adoption by all standards.

It also shakes its fist in the face of the most basic family model that exists in human experience.

And in the face of fundamental morality itself.

Faust, based on her intimate knowledge of adoption and surrogacy, says, "We are knowingly putting children in situations where they are statistically the most likely to be abused and neglected."

Why is the Left complicit, rather than outraged over this assault on children? Are they outraged only if someone uses a gun to harm children?

Governor Inslee shook his finger in the face of President Trump recently in the meeting with governors in the Oval Office, demanding the president do something to protect kids from guns.

Inslee said, "We need a little less tweeting here and a little more listening," on the subject of protecting our children.

Following his hypocritical grandstanding, Inslee then flies home to presumably sign into law a bill that essentially allows people to create kids for their various interests.

And it redefines the term "parent"---something people have fully understood throughout the history of the human race.

Where's the outrage, governor?

To those readers who live in Washington State, I would encourage you to call, email or write to the Governor's office today. Tell him you oppose the "Uniform Parentage Act", and ask that he not sign it.


Governor Jay Inslee
Office of the Governor
PO Box 40002
Olympia, WA 98504-0002

Call: 360-902-4111
TTY/TDD users should contact the Washington Relay Service at 711 or 1-800-833-6388.

Fax: 360-753-4110

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