Recently, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas took their respective Instagram handles to announce that they have become parents via surrogacy.
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While many across social media came forward to congratulate the couple, writer Taslima Nasreen, around the same time, shared her opinions about surrogacy:
It is disgusting how even in the 21st century, people don’t understand that there is no one way to become a mother. And, it’s parents’ choice to how they want to bring the new life into this world.
The act of childbirth alone does not determine motherhood or parenthood.
Calling surrogate children “ready-made” is wrong at multiple levels. It questions the parent or mother’s attachment to a child born out of surrogacy, which is utterly disgusting. If the father can develop a bond with a child that he does not carry for 9 months, so can a mother. The question of whether surrogacy exploits women from weaker sections of society, is a topic of discussion. But, does it need to be discussed when a couple is sharing the joys of becoming a parent?
Many people took to Twitter to slam Nasreen’s views:
Later, writer mentioned that her tweet was not aimed at Priyanka and Nick. Infact, she really loved the couple. She mentioned her tweet targeted the practice of surrogacy, which she believes exploits poor women.
Do let us know what you think!