The Israeli surrogacy business

Publié le 14/07/2016

  • The Israeli surrogacy business

 By Maria Poumier

Jewish concern about fertility

Jewish doctors are known throughout the world for their skill and activism in organ harvesting and transplantation.  Medical tourism is booming, and rich clients look for First World services at Third World prices.  As with cosmetic surgery, Jewish doctors are heavily involved in experimentation and the development of technology in the area of manufacturing babies.

In the 1940’s, one Austrian Jew living in Great Britain earned a great deal of money by becoming a «serial father». Dr. Bertold Weiner was a biologist, and a pioneer of human artificial insemination. He successfully inseminated a lot of wealthy ladies, at a very high cost to them. His wife, Mary Bartons, was the owner of their fertility clinic. On Wikipedia, his biography is presented glowingly. But in the 1970’s, one of his more than 600, maybe 1,000 children found evidence that he produced all of them with his own sperm. It is said that he and his wife destroyed their archives. As a matter of fact, one of his sons, created in such a deceptive manner, is now an activist against sperm donation[1]. It seems that there have been other leading scientists prepared to  play the same rather unChristian game. And pride about their supposed hereditary cleverness can silence the unfortunate families.[2] From the beginning, the Archbishop of Canterbury called human interference with natural reproduction “satanic”, and recently English Law forbade anonymous sperm donation. How many other Dr. Weiners have not yet been discovered ? Defenders of anonymous sperm donation, particularly where there are no limits to the number of families created, are effectively defending sibling marriage, a very real risk where people do not know where children come from. Catholic authorities have always protested against the trafficking of human gametes and the fragmentation of paternity or maternity, as if we were just cattle.

What we are not supposed to know 

There is a boom of medically treated infertility throughout the world. Since 1950, men’s fertility has fallen to one half of what it was before, and the quality of sperm is dramatically declining in the most developed countries. As a matter of fact, the same dramatic change is occurring in the whole animal kingdom, and it helps to explain the advances of homosexuality, uneasiness with one’s gender, bi and transsexual behaviour.  The flourishing LGBTI lobby has come about not only  as a result of our openness to individual freedom and the widening acceptance of diversity, but  as a symptom of disturbances at the biological level, undermining the  moral and mental stability of new generations of people. It reveals a serious (if denied) collective disease, probably caused by complexities of environmental contamination. It seems that nothing will stop the decay of natural human fertility. Neither Western governments nor international health institutions warn us the dangers we may face. They are only interested in developing the business of artificial reproduction, a convenient way to have more control of the population, in the service of a dictatorial, Malthusian and unapologetic  eugenic ideology.

Women’s infertility is actually increasing too, not least because many Westerners avoid giving birth until their 30’s or 40’s, when it becomes difficult, especially after frequent abortions and transmissible sexual infections. The experiments for in vitro fertilisation (IVF) started with animals under Dr Shrenk in Vienna in the 1880s. Dr. Gregory Pincus developed it, with Dr. Enzmann in Harvard and Saunders and Myriam Menkin, until the first test-tube baby Louise Brown was born in England in 1978, thanks to the work of Robert Edwards, who went on to win a Nobel prize for his efforts. Immediately, the Catholic Popes warned that it could lead to the use of women as factories to make babies.

 

The Israeli industry of human reproduction

It is not surprising that when it comes to the industrial reproduction business, Israel is the leading country. No official statistics are available but it seems that the Israeli infertility rate is the highest in the world, after the Vatican State (0%) ; 1 in 4 couples ask for fertility treatment,  while 1 in 6 or 7 in other developed countries do. One explanation is that endogamy through many Jewish generations leads to the multiplication of genetic diseases.

In Israel, abortion for so-called medical reasons, after prenatal and prenuptial tests is widely practiced, at the rate of 17% of deliberate abortions[3]. Israel provides free medical care relating to the fertility for Israeli citizens, and at very low prices for Jews from other countries. Fees are lower than in the US, but higher than in the Czech Republic, the most liberal and cheap European country for such treatment. Not only is sperm needed, but  human egg donation is required too, and the egg collection industry is very big business especially when the eggs come from young white, blond and blue eyed girls, almost for free, in Eastern Europe. Here is a recent Haaretz account :

« In 2000, police investigated claims that certain Israeli doctors were over-stimulating the ovaries of patients to induce over-production of eggs, which they then sold without permission. One doctor was suspended, another reprimanded. Israeli doctors have also been associated with scandals overseas: in 2009 and 2013 Romania charged Israeli doctors, in two separate incidences, of exceeding the boundaries of their local operating permits and illegally trading in human eggs, harvesting them without permits from Romanian women for sale to other women, including Israelis. Both times, doctors denied any wrongdoing. »[4]

With frozen eggs from all over Eastern Europe (extracted in Israeli clinics in Cyprus) and frozen sperm, frozen embryos are cooked up in Israel (Alphaclinic, Kadimasten). Afterwards, they are exported to research centres in developed countries, and for surrogacy in the  poorest ones.

 

Israeli laws

This reproductive business is not limited by law. In Israel, any private business is essentially free, only the global market rules, and Israeli citizens are proud about the freedom enjoyed by their industry and trade, as much as for their scientific leadership; Israeli bio-tech is probably the most developed in the whole world, since the first medical fertility experiments and interventions on human beings were allowed previously more than in any other country. In 1996, surrogacy was legalized too, earlier than in any other country. And since 2014, surrogacy for gay couples or singles is completely legal. Any Israeli citizen coming with a new born baby can declare him as his son and as a new Israeli citizen, without enquiry about who gave sperm, who gave eggs, who got pregnant, who delivered the human being to an Israeli citizen, in some far away country.

Now, as a result, the birthrate in Israel is higher than in any other developed country. Three reasons sum up the ultra-natalist Israeli politics :

- Officially, Israel wants to compensate the Holocaust losses of the population, and the virtual losses of the sons and grandsons of European Jewish victims.

- Officially, Israel wants to compensate the losses caused by Palestinian Intifadas and lethal attacks.

- As a State, Israel has been in danger while surrounded by prolific Arabic families.

 

The Zionist miracle and its secret

Now, Israelis say a «miracle» is happening : «Just as remarkable is that fertility in most of the Muslim world has fallen below Israel’s, while the fertility of Israeli Arabs and Arabs in Judea and Samaria has converged on the Jewish fertility rate in Israel [in Gaza too]. At present there is no risk that a non-Jewish majority will emerge between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River. Not only has the so-called population time bomb disappeared in Israel; in large parts of the Muslim world, fertility has fallen below the Jewish fertility rate in Israel. » [Lebanon : 1,5 children per woman]… While Israel’s ultra-Orthodox minority [8% of the Israeli population] contributes disproportionately to Jewish population growth, most of the increase in Jewish births comes from the secular and non-Orthodox religious categories, which average 2.6 children per woman. Faitelson notes that the ultra-Orthodox fertility rate fell over the past decade, while the fertility of the general Jewish population rose. »[5] In the next 50 years, the Israeli population will be much younger, and probably more dynamic than in any Western country.

The extensive domestic surrogacy business helps to explain this « miracle », and naturally, it has its exportation  department. The secret of Israel’s success is now spreading out :

« Welcome to Tammuz : Ever since it's establishment by Doron Mamet in 2008, "Tammuz" has been at the forefront of the surrogacy revolution in order to allow fertility and surrogacy procedures for all by offering professional yet affordable surrogacy programs in U.S.A, Israel, India, Thailand, Nepal and Mexico.

Currently Tammuz is offering surrogacy plans in the USA (for heterosexuals/gays/couples and individuals) and in Ukraine (for heterosexual couples only).

Over the years, "Tammuz" initiated different surrogacy programs and offered special procedures as a "one stop shop" agency by combining egg donations, IVF treatments and surrogacy.

In 2011 Doron was chosen as one of the 50 most influential LGBT in Israel by Mako Pride website. In 2013 he was chosen as one of the leading pioneers in the world in the book "Überpreneur- 36 People You Must Meet", among leading figures line Oprah Winfrey and Mark Zukerberg. [6]»

The leading Tammuz Corporation produced the film Google Babies in 2009, in order to promote its records in this triangular human trade. You can watch it for free on YouTube with French subtitles.[7] It was  shown just once by ARTE Channel, but it shocked people in Europe; here is the storyline: «Google Baby is a journey across three continents telling the story of the up and coming baby production industry in the age of globalization. Doron, an Israeli entrepreneur with a high tech background proposes a new service - Baby production. The baby producer (as he introduces himself) provides customers with a cost effective solution using outsourcing of the surrogacy element to India as way to lower prices. The preferred genetic material is selected by the clients and the rest is left in the hands of the producer: Sperm and eggs are purchased on-line and multiple embryos are produced and frozen. Packed in liquid nitrogen only the embryos that fit the customers preferences are shipped by air to India - where they are implanted into the wombs of local surrogates. The customers arrive only at the end of the nine month pregnancy period to pick up their babies. Today, technology has turned 'making a baby' into an act independent of sex. And globalization is making it affordable.»

The real number of ‘artificial’ babies delivered by surrogates is not available. But Doron Mamet is mentioned in Uberpreneurs in the same category as the most important inventors of the new global business, in the aim of «happiness for all». He only confesses a few thousands «products». No businessman could access uberpreneurs honours with such minor achievements.

 

Global changes in Surrogacy

What really happens in the US regarding the commodification of  the womb?[8]  We are told that Noel Keane, a Michigan lawyer, born into an Irish family, and the Catholic father of two sons, was the first to sell surrogacy contracts in 1976. He died in 1997, after opening  many fertility clinics in California, Indiana, Michigan New York and elsewhere. This «Baby Broker», a self-made man, is often compared to Henry Ford. [9]

Surrogacy is quite fashionable now, in the US, and wombs for rent are not only found in unprivileged classes, and are promoted by TV shows, books ; at the moment baby buyers are encouraged by popular  stars (Ricky Martins, Adele, Elton Jones etc). The agencies offer to provide any kind of product, you can choose gender, colour of eyes, abilities etc.

Brave Jennifer Lahl has launched a worldwide campaign for the universal abolition of surrogacy, «Stop surrogacy Now»[10] with increasing success in every European country, and at the level of the European Council, though Greece and Ukraine are important places for it, as is any brutally impoverished of the Third World country.  Now the governments of Russia, India, Thailand, Nepal, Argentine, and Mexico are reacting, trying to follow the popular indignation, forbidding surrogacy at least for gays ; in such countries, the new laws try to keep foreigners out of the business, as agents or clients, and to prevent poor families from accepting  womb prostitution.

But In Israel, the Promised Land for LGBTs, certainly surrogacy will not be abolished : there is a «Gay Baby Boom», says Doron Mamet. Against the legend of Sodom and Gomorrah, the «Pink washing» machine insists that homophobia is a kind of Arabic, Muslim and primitive form of hate, just the same as anti-Semitism and nationalism in Christian countries. The link between judeopbobia and homophobia is now official, since the American Jewish Congress  and ADL congratulated  the Supreme Court in America for imposing so-called gay marriage on the entire United States of America. So did the Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon.

The Biblical case of Sarah and her servant Agar is invoked in order to legitimise new kinds of parenthood. The tribal sense of Jewishness finds justification for the strangest things in the Bible, because of a special theological tendency, as Yael Hashiloni Dolev points it out in the chapter about « Zionism, Judaism, and the problem of interference with Divine Creation », in her book : while we Christians are told that the original sin started with Eve’s curiosity for the « fruits of the Knowledge Tree » there is no sense of guilt in Jewish minds when competing with divine natural creation, including human reproduction, just the opposite : Jews are supposed to be able to achieve the original creation, including the ongoing re-creation of mankind on any successful « transhumanist » pattern.

 

The wet dream of tribal Jews and the real nightmare 

Uberpreneurs mentions as a hero one Gilad Japhet, creator or MyHeritage, a successful genealogist dedicated at first to finding  Jewish roots all over the world. Now he makes a lot of money with his genealogical research for anyone ; and one of his  special aims is to enable his clients able to find Jewish gametes all over the world, not genetically too close, but still kosher, available for artificial fecundation and reproduction. His slogan is «Identify and Indemnify (p. 197-200)». So here is the Israeli goal : produce synthetic Jews by any means, in order to be strong in claiming for compensations for Holocaust, for the Inquisition, for whatever since King David, or more, if possible. Be fruitful and multiply, says the Bible. Never forget, never forgive, say Jewish lawyers lobbying for compensations from the Holocaust industry ; never stop inventing new ways for selling human flesh and buying the human spirit, suggestive of the vivid ghost of the Merchant of Venice. As Yves Tiberghien writes : « By focusing on the trajectories of some of the most extraordinary entrepreneurs of our time, Andrews and Wood remind us of the immense transformative power of individuals relative to governments and other institutions »[11]. He means that global reach of business can break any national barrier in matters of civil law, as well as any religious barriers about morals, common sense, and normal behaviour.

 

Of course, the Jewish genius for « creative win-win business » labelled as « happiness, freedom and equality for all » is globally displayed, in thousands of « fertility centers » with wild announcement on the web, even in the countries that don’t allow surrogacy at all, such as Germany, France and Italy, the most strongly opposed to such new modes of enslavement.

The neo liberal achievement would be to succeed in obliging the poor to give birth just as far as the markets need new producers and new consumers: some enslaved children of their own for the working class, and some special ones belonging as their heirs to the privileged rich ones.

This money engine has its powerful lobbies, in every country. They have succeeded, until now, to have sanitary authorities blind and deaf to the  specific diseases spread by surrogacy in women and in their more or less disabled de-frozen sold babies. However, the first mortal cases in the US are now worrying some people.

On the other hand, there are unsolvable cases in every national court (What is the product’s citizenship ? Who are the «real» parents ? What are the multiple parents’ rights in relation to the new human being ?) The diplomatic problems of systematic violation of national laws, and the testimonies of victims of this new slaves global trade are now coming out. Scandals break out everywhere about the lack of healthcare for surrogates and  the hidden problems in purchased products, sexual abuse, abandonment and the trade in purchased children, performed by their own supposed «intentional» parents,  not to mention hidden projects involving the massive breeding of children with no family at all etc. 

The project of an international « Gay Gestapo » implemented by the UN will be a new tool for the Jewish artificial reproduction lobby : no need anymore to accuse whoever of anti-Semitism, which is not so popular now  ; suing people for homophobia would fit, for total mind control on the  new generations. At least, that is what is expected by the Masters of Discourse, as the new mental weapons of mass destruction.

The good news, inside the Gay communities, is that not all are fanatically narcissist, but bright leaders are able to explain to the simple LGBT addicts what the ultimate goal is : have them all as an obedient army, controlled by fear of terrorist specific attacks on them, as well the general disgust with ostentatious sexual attacks on decency.

 

Maria Poumier is author of Marchandiser la vie humaine, 340 p., 2016, Le Retour aux Sources, Paris, France ; in 2015 she realized a documentary The Fruits of Our Womb, 60’ with English subtitles, available on demand for private or commercial use.

Contact : maria.poumier@orange.fr 

[1] Wikipedia : In 2007, Wiesner's natural son Jonathan Wiesner provided saliva and blood from which his DNA was isolated and held on record. Since then, a number of people have been able to verify that Bertold Paul Wiesner is their biological father through a DNA match to Jonathan Wiesner. Wiesner's biological offspring, conceived by artificial insemination performed by Mary Barton and confirmed by DNA testing, include author and psychotherapist Paul NewhamBarrister David Gollancz, and film maker Barry Stevens, whose documentary films were instrumental in facilitating and publicizing the process by which Wiesner's offspring can confirm their paternity

[2] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2130814/The-man-fathered-1-000-children-Theyre-middle-class-living-Britain--idea-extraordinary-story-surrounding-birth.html

[3] Yael Hashiloni Dolev, A Life (Un)worthy of living, Reproductive Genetics in Israel and Germany, Springer 2006

[4] http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/culture/health/1.631704 

[5] http://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/2013/02/28/israel-demographic-miracle/ 

[6] Uberpreneurs, How to Create Innovative Global Business and Transform Human Societies, par Peter Andrews et Fiona Wood, palgrave macmillan, 2014.

[7] https://youtu.be/CHj21kk1I18 .

[8] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodification_of_the_womb; also see Spar, Debora. “For love and money: the political economy of commercial surrogacy,” Review of International Political Economy 12 (2005): 287-309.

[9] http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20095947,00.html

[10] http://www.cbc-network.org/2015/05/stop-surrogacy-now-launches/

[11] Read more: 10 reasons to chose Israeli Fertility Care, http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/culture/health/1.631674

 

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