Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Whose Baby is That?

Two Swedish women are carrying the wombs of their mothers after the world's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplants. Specialists at the University of Gothenburg completed the surgery over the weekend without complications. They were waiting until the women get pregnant to consider the procedures a success, they said. Michael Olausson, one of the Swedish surgeons, told the Associated Press: "That's the best proof."
Halachically-speaking, the baby is...?

The body giving birth or the uterus developing the fetus?

1 comment:

Perry Zamek said...

I don't think there's any question - the transplanted organ becomes a part of the recipient, and the baby will be that of the recipient.