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Confronting surrogacy

Sir, In response to Nuala Scarisbrick's article "Confronting the nightmare of commercial surrogacy" (May 12), I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to somone who is prepared to do some straight talking about the very serious implication to the children born as the result of IVF surrogacy. It is time we made a stand.

From my own experience as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist who worked for a period in a private IVF clinic counselling prospective parents, I can confirm that little or no consideration is given to the potential child (more often children).

The question "Who am I?" is important to us all. As the law stands, the children born from donor sperm and/or egg will never know or be able to trace their parentage. This cannot be right. The child has a right to know. In my opinion the probable long-term damaging psychological effects are not being addressed.

Yours faithfully, MARGARET HEAVENS Essex 1G9 5QE




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