Monday, January 17, 2011
The couple announced on Monday the arrival of Faith Margaret Kidman Urban, born on Dec 28 at a Nashville, Tennessee, hospital. Kidman and Urban released a statement saying they are “truly blessed” and thanked everyone for their support, “our gestational carrier” in particular.
Gestational carriers. Gestational carriers. I am still trying to get my mind around that. It doesn’t even sound human.
I am reminded of Dune’s “axlotl tanks,” which are women who are lobotomized and then their bodies used as gestational carriers for clones. Now, surrogates mothers aren’t lobotomized, of course. But they are being objectified.