A Fictionalized Dialogue On Morality Essay

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ENGLISH 101A FICTIONALIZED DIALOGUEAn article which was written in the New York times had raised the need for discussion. A woman who had accepted money from a couple, had agreed to be the surrogate mother of the couple?s baby. They had signed a contract which requires the surrogate mother to terminate her parental rights as soon as the child was born. After the surrogate mother delivered, she realized that she loved the child and did not want to give her up. The couples who had paid and signed that contract sends her to court to claim the child. Kobe and Gina who read this case, argues about what the outcome of the case should be.Kobe: This woman must be crazy if she thinks she can just take the couplesmoney for free. Money is hard to come by these days and it would bereally annoying if someone plays this game with you.Gina: It looks like you care most about the money and nothing else.Kobe: Yes. The money matters to me, but that?s not the only reason whyI think the surrogate mother is wrong. I feel there is no reason whya contract should be broken.Gina: I understand that personal ownership is important because it gives peoplethe incentive to work. And I also believe that contracts serve as a security, but I do think that some contracts should not be upheld because of its provisions.Kobe: Well, to my understanding, the surrogate mother accepted the couple?smoney and agreed to give up her parental rights on the day of delivery.There is no evidence that she was forced to sign the contract. And there isno showing that she is of unsound mind.Gina: Yes she agreed, but don?t you think that the money incentive of thesurrogacy contract must have coerced her in the decision making.Kobe: What you fail to understand is that, she was given a choice and she shouldbe held accountable for what ever decision she chose. It?s not like she hada gun pointed to her head.Gina: I want you to imagine yourself in a situation where the only way to getmoney to feed your family is to sell your eyes. The question is, did youreally want to sell it or you were pushed by certain...

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