From the cover of a gossip magazine to a debate on everyone's lips, including politics.
In the space of a few hours, the case of the Spanish actress Ana Obregón, who entrusted herself to gestation for others in Florida to become a mother at 68, has sparked a great debate in Spain.
With the center-left government ready to reiterate its position clearly opposed to "wombs for rent" and the "illegality" of "substitution maternity" at home (registrations of babies born in this way abroad are however generally permitted) and a part of the center-right and of the families who have resorted to it are calling for "a serious discussion" on the issue.
The scoop on Obregón's decision, a well-known face of Spanish TV and who in the past has also collected participations in Italian films and series, came from the latest issue of the magazine Hola!.
The first page shows the actress and presenter in a wheelchair, leaving a Miami hospital with her newborn daughter in her arms.
"A light full of love has arrived in my darkness", confirmed her direct interest on Instagram, struck three years ago by the serious mourning of the disappearance of her 27-year-old son Aless due to cancer.
In Spain, adoptions and foster care of minors by gay couples have been legal since 2005. But the case of the presenter has opened the debate on an issue that is also causing much discussion in Italy.
In the political world the discussion has touched on the bioethical and social implications of gestation for others.
"As you know, it is an illegal practice in Spain - recalled for example the Minister of Equal Opportunities Irene Montero (Podemos) - let's not forget the women who are behind these cases, victims of clear discrimination due to poverty".
The minister of the Presidency Félix Bolaños (Socialist Party), considered the right arm of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, is on the same line.
"I don't comment on personal circumstances - he said - but I remember that women's bodies can neither be bought nor rented".
For his part, the People's Party (center-right) has asked to review the legislation.
"But the debate exists and the issue needs to be put in order, because while on the one hand the practice is illegal, there are Spaniards who are resorting to it in other countries", observed the leader of the formation, Alberto Núñez Feijóo.
On the other hand, the liberal Ciudadanos party is openly in favor of an "altruistic" motherhood.