HAVING A BABY for a stranger in a distant land for a mere $5,000 may be branded as the “ultimate in cheap labour,” but in absolute reality it is also an ultimate act of compassion (“Wombs for rent,” Society, July 2). It fulfills the maternal desires of infertile or otherwise incapable women to enjoy the bliss of motherhood and a family of their own.
My Chicago schedule did not include moving but what the hell. By my count, excluding moves made during college years, I’ve moved home 42 times. That includes changing countries six times. When the hotel at which we are staying mentioned that our lease was up—we had not anticipated needing to stay much into July—the irritation of a move was upon us, that is to say, upon me, because men and moves are mutually exclusive.
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