A 68-year-old Spanish actress has revealed how she used her son’s DNA to create a surrogate child – to fulfil his dying want to have a baby.
Ana Obregón mentioned Aless Lequio García’s sperm was preserved earlier than his demise from most cancers in 2020 – with the intention of conceiving a baby with a surrogate mom.
The actress was in a roundabout way concerned within the course of, that means the child is genetically her grandchild.
“This lady isn’t my daughter, however reasonably my granddaughter,” Obregón instructed the Spanish journal, ¡Hola!.
She mentioned that, earlier than beginning remedy, he was inspired by medical doctors to protect samples of his sperm, which had been stored in New York.
“It was Aless’ final want to carry a baby into the world,” she mentioned.
¡Hola! reported the child was conceived in June final yr – when Aless would have turned 30 – and was born in March this yr.
Obregón, who as soon as featured within the hit US collection, The A-Workforce, had already prompted controversy by revealing that she had used a surrogate mother to have a child.
Surrogate pregnancies are banned in Spain, though kids from such pregnancies in different international locations may be registered.
Main politicians and a few Spanish media retailers have referred to surrogacy as “womb renting”.
Equality Minister Irene Montero, of the left-wing United We Can coalition accomplice, has additionally described surrogate pregnancies as “a type of violence in opposition to girls.”
Nonetheless, Defence Minister Margarita Robles on Wednesday held off from criticizing Obregón, saying that whereas the regulation was clear in Spain, private selections needs to be revered.
The principle opposition conservative In style Occasion has mentioned the notion of legalising such pregnancies if there isn’t any cost concerned is open to debate