New Zealand’s Grey River Argus has this report on the “widespread traffic in babies in the United States.” Apparently “the main demand for babies comes from wives who wish to foist infants on unsuspecting husbands. The supply greatly exceeds the demand due to the high cost of living,” so the babies are quite cheap.
One woman nabbed by the authorities “has admitted to the police that” she supplies babies in exchange for money, but “insists that her business is within the law, because the money was paid, not for the baby, but for the trouble in procuring it.” She “says that she sometimes has to fatten up babies before she can sell them . . . .”
One wonders whether in the future a lawyer will emerge willing to argue for the legality of buying and selling of babies, at least in a limited and experimental context.