Children as Consumer Items

Children as Consumer Items

On this view, a newborn is naturally tied to no one. (Under surrogacy contracts, the child is legally separated at birth from the woman who carried him.) He enters the world more like a bespoke suit than a person, belonging to whoever laid a claim on him by ordering him into being. This view of children has always been implicit in ART, but same-sex marriage enshrines it in the law by delivering the coup de grâce to the idea that childbearing and childrearing should reflect biology.

Read more at National Review Online.