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Taslima Nasreen makes controversial remarks on surrogacy

Update : 24 Jan 2022, 13:01

Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has stirred up yet another social media storm after she posted some controversial remarks on surrogacy.

Taslima criticized the process of surrogacy and called it a narcissistic trait of the wealthy, calling surrogate babies “readymade babies”.

While Taslima did not mention any names, her comments came a day after Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas announced that they have welcomed their first child through surrogacy. Taslima said that if “there is a bad need to have a child, adopt the homeless”.

"How do those mothers feel when they get their readymade babies through surrogacy? Do they have the same feelings for the babies like the mothers who give birth to the babies?" Taslima tweeted.

The controversial writer added, “Surrogacy is possible because there are poor women. Rich people always want the existence of poverty in the society for their own interests. If you badly need to raise a child, adopt a homeless one. Children must inherit your traits---it is just a selfish narcissistic ego.”

Her post garnered mixed reactions from Twitter users. While some said, it is the choice of an individual to welcome their baby through means they deem fit; few told off her comments as insensitive. Another bunch of Twitter users pointed out that many couples choose surrogacy due to health conditions.

Later, in a different tweet, Nasreen clarified herself by saying, “My surrogacy tweets are about my different opinions on surrogacy. Nothing to do with Priyanka-Nick. I love the couple.”

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