Sometimes it takes a shock, with very strong images, to wake up a sleeping
public that is addicted to other images, and to place at the center of
attention a human problem that has the degree of seriousness, like the one
of renting a mother’s womb.
Renting a womb is a scandalous trade that involves doctors, lawyers, and
mediators who have no scruples. The cost of “service,” to buy what you
cannot obtain from nature, runs from 20-30,000 euros in India and China, to
60-70,000 euros in Ukraine, up to 100-120,000 euros in Canada and the USA.
The Italian Non-Profit called Mustardseed has produced a film that
reports on the sad reality of renting wombs. It powerfully shows how this
practice debases the beauty of motherhood and obscures the dignity of human
One week after its launch on social networks, this initiative reached
450,000 people and 47,000 views.
Family and Media wants to publicize the film, regardless of the fact that
we do not share all its narratives, in order to say “no” to the
commercialization of a relationship that is as intimate and visceral as
that of mother and child. A mother’s womb is a sacred temple in which new
life is formed, and it should not be profaned for money.