How far can we play around with nature? We talk about rights and against discrimination, be it sexual orientation, racial, religious or physical and mental conditions. But how far can we stretch some rights which in today’s society are seen as basic?
In India there’s an IVF clinic that specialises in helping gay couples have children. Even if this is already debatable with a large number of people around the world having concerns, it is not the actual problem, in the end a gay couple who is healthy will argue that they are very well capable of raising a child properly and there is no scientific proof that their child will become also gay, even if again, there is nothing wrong with that. The problem with this particular gay couple though, that has turned a number of heads around comes from the USA.
The Indian clinic for Human Reproduction, called Rotunda, in Mumbai, that targets gay couples and also organises Indian surrogates; has helped this American deaf-mute gay couple to have twins.
Alan and Brian, the couple in question, found this clinic on the internet and saw it as godsend. The price, they said, was relatively cheap, a surrogate mother offered her eggs, and there was no dispute over the citizenship of the children.
According to Indian media, the twins will learn sign language from their adoptive fathers but will also be taught how to talk from teachers and the help of a special computer.
Dr. Gautam Allahbadia, from the Rotunda Clinic, said that India is very cost-competitive for IVF, and in some cases is a third or a fourth of what other Western countries, such as US offers. An even cheaper country is Thailand with its costs being only an eighth or tenth of USA.