The issue of reproductive rights for trans people in Sweden has a pretty dirty history. Until 2013 sterilization was obligatory to be allowed to change legal gender. You weren’t even allowed to safe any sperm or eggs. Basically, the state wanted to make sure trans people could never reproduce. Between 1972 and 2013 approximately 800 transgender people were victims of this cruel law.
And now the authoritarian socialist state has made another decision which is a big blow to the reproductive rights of, among other groups, transgender people.
Yesterday the state made the decision to not make surrogacy legal. Because obviously the state is much more qualified to decide what you get to do with your own body than you are. *sarcasm*
As I’ve mentioned in a previous post I am currently in the process of saving eggs so this decision feels like a big defeat. If ever in the future I meet someone who can get pregnant and who wants to carry my child, the state forbids us from having a biological child together.
I really hope this law will be overturned in the future because I really don’t want to live in a country were the state has authority over people’s bodies and genetic material. The very notion that the state should have such a right is nothing less than sickening