A senior family court judge allowed a British couple to keep a newborn child even though they had technically broken the law by giving more than “reasonable expenses” to the American natural mother.
Mr Justice Hedley said the existing rules on payments were unclear, and that the baby’s welfare must be the main consideration. Only in the “clearest case” of surrogacy for profit would a couple be refused the necessary court order to keep the baby.
If yes, then of course you can hire it out to carry a baby for someone else.
If your body is not your own, if you may only do with it what the State allows you to do (subject, of course, to not harming others), are you not therefore in some manner a slave of the State?