Will you help us to STOP the NEXT child from becoming stateless?
Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights provides that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”, and Article 2 declares that “everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration”. Are stateless IVF/Surrogacy children covered by these Articles both in words and in practice? If future is about inclusive rights and respecting diversity, are IVF/Surrogacy children and families who build families differently welcome and equal in this diversity? The UN recently launched a campaign, “I, Belong” to eradicate childhood statelessness. Let us join and eradicate childhood statelessness because it is NOT the innocent child’s fault. I am blessed to have an opportunity to speak up while so many others like me have been forever silenced. Can we do both – help infertility AND maintain human dignity and respect of innocent IVF/Surrogacy children?
If a butterfly flapping wings in China can cause tornadoes in Kansas, how do gaps between the US Federal laws and State laws create a stateless child in India? Show your support and help STOMP out childhood statelessness. This is about the future, our future and statelessness is NOT the future. Education and awareness are the solution while secrecy and stigma are the real culprits.
|Made Stateless by ISIS, Saddam, Gaddafi||Made Stateless by IVF/Surrogacy - baby Gammy||Made Stateless by IVF/Surrogacy - baby Modi|
|Loss of Freedom (Prison)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Loss of Fundamental Rights||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Respect as a Child||No||Yes||No|
|Dignity as a Human Being||No||Yes||No|
|Justice and relief from perpetrator||No||Yes||No|