A 68-year-old Spanish actress has revealed how she used her son’s DNA to create a surrogate child – to fulfil his dying want to have a toddler.
Ana Obregón mentioned Aless Lequio García’s sperm was preserved earlier than his loss of life from most cancers in 2020 – with the intention of conceiving a toddler with a surrogate mom.
The actress was circuitously concerned within the course of, which means the child is genetically her grandchild.
“This woman isn’t my daughter, however somewhat my granddaughter,” Obregón informed the Spanish journal, ¡Hola!.
She mentioned that, earlier than beginning therapy, he was inspired by docs to protect samples of his sperm, which have been stored in New York.
“It was Aless’ final want to carry a toddler into the world,” she mentioned.
¡Hola! reported the child was conceived in June final 12 months – when Aless would have turned 30 – and was born in March this 12 months.
Obregón, who as soon as featured within the hit US collection, The A-Group, had already prompted controversy by revealing that she had used a surrogate mother to have a child.
Surrogate pregnancies are banned in Spain, though kids from such pregnancies in different nations will be registered.
Main politicians and a few Spanish media shops have referred to surrogacy as “womb renting”.
Equality Minister Irene Montero, of the left-wing United We Can coalition companion, has additionally described surrogate pregnancies as “a type of violence towards girls.”
Nonetheless, Defence Minister Margarita Robles on Wednesday held off from criticizing Obregón, saying that whereas the legislation was clear in Spain, private choices ought to be revered.
The primary opposition conservative Fashionable Occasion has mentioned the notion of legalising such pregnancies if there is not any cost concerned is open to debate