Paris Hilton has 20 baby embryos frozen but keeps trying for a girl 'designer baby' because she doesn't want a boy
One issue not highlighted enough, in my opinion, is the recent disturbing trend of celebrities using surrogacy and creating "designer babies". Case in point: Paris Hilton recently revealed she and her husband currently have 20 frozen male embryos, but they're now trying to make a girl. To be clear, they now have 20 frozen human beings, but they just want a different gender. Oh, and they just had a baby boy via surrogacy.
\u201cParis Hilton Says She and Carter Reum Have 20 Boy Embryos Frozen and Are Still Trying for a Girl https://t.co/bVYFSeELn4\u201d— People (@People) 1677417606
Paris told Glamour U.K. that she and her husband got together in November 2019 and decided to freeze embryos just as COVID-19 hit: "Carter and I had already been talking about the future and then the world was shut down, so I was like, ‘What do you think about us making embryos? And he said, ‘Yeah, let’s do it.’ And we’ve done it seven times… I have all boys. I have 20 boys.”
She went on to explain how she wants a girl: "I just went through the process again a month ago, so I’m waiting for the results to see if there’s any girls."
I have nothing but sympathy for families who struggle with infertility. It can be absolutely devastating. But creating 20 children in test tubes, and "saving them" because you actually want a different gender, is unquestionably immoral. And so is renting another woman's womb.
And to my knowledge, it doesn't seem that Paris or her husband are actually struggling with infertility. Paris just doesn't want to be pregnant. When the interviewer asked her why she's using a surrogate, she explained, "I’m just so scared, I think, again, leading back to Provo of even being in a doctor’s office, just all of that. The shots, the IVs that they put in [she claims they used to regularly take samples of her blood]. When I was in The Simple Life, I had to be in a room when a woman was giving birth and that traumatized me as well. But I want a family so badly, it’s just the physical part of doing it. I’m just so scared… childbirth and death are the two things that scare me more than anything in the world.”
As a woman without any children, I sympathize with her fear. Childbirth seems a tad terrifying. But also not an excuse to freeze 20 humans to put into another woman's womb. Sorry.