A heated debate in Spain triggered by a 68-year-old Spanish movie star who was reported to have used a surrogate mom in Miami to have a child has taken a twist with the lady saying in a socialite journal that the child is definitely the daughter of…
ByCIARÁN GILES Related Press
MADRID — A heated debate in Spain triggered by a 68-year-old movie star who was reported to have used a surrogate mom in Miami to have a child took a twist Wednesday when the lady introduced in socialite journal ¡Hola! that the child is definitely the daughter of her son who died of most cancers in 2020.
Actress and presenter Ana Obregón instructed ¡Hola! that medical doctors had inspired her son, Aless Lequio García, to protect samples of sperm earlier than he started therapy and that he expressed a want simply earlier than dying to have a toddler. The samples, she mentioned, have been saved in New York.
Surrogate pregnancies are banned in Spain, though kids from such pregnancies in different international locations might be registered.
“This woman isn’t my daughter, however fairly my granddaughter” Obregón instructed the journal. “It was Aless’ final want to carry a toddler into the world.”
Preliminary reviews concerning the child grabbed the eye of the Spanish media and the nation’s political events, sparking criticism from the leftist coalition authorities. Many main politicians and shops of Spanish media discuss with surrogacy as “womb renting.”
Equality Minister Irene Montero of the leftist United We Can coalition companion mentioned surrogate pregnancies have been “a type of violence towards girls.” The coalition’s Socialist celebration mentioned laws needs to be tweaked to stop Spaniards utilizing surrogates in different international locations.
However Protection Minister Margarita Robles on Wednesday held off from criticizing Obregón, saying that whereas the legislation was clear in Spain, private selections needs to be revered.
The primary opposition conservative Standard Occasion has mentioned it’s open to debate legalizing such pregnancies if there’s no cost concerned.
Initially, the truth that the matter involved 68-year-old Obregón appeared to generate as a lot controversy as that of surrogacy itself.
¡Hola! mentioned the child was born Mar. 20, and was conceived in June, when Obregón’s son would have turned 30.
Obregón, a biologist, is one in all Spain’s greatest celebrities and has appeared on many TV exhibits, together with an episode of “The A-Crew.” She was as soon as greatest recognized for her yearly start-of-summer journal picture shoot in a brand new bikini.