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THE ATLANTIC: When Parents and Surrogates Disagree on Abortion

By Katie O’Reilly February 18, 2016When a woman agrees to become a gestational surrogate—meaning she’ll gestate an IVF-created embryo as it grows into a fetus—she and the commissioning parents will typically sign a legally binding contract. The terms vary widely from contract to contract and state to state, but the vast majority will include a clause […]

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THE WASHINGTON TIMES: U.S. warms to surrogacy as ‘womb-for-rent’ scandals prompt crackdowns in Asia

Having someone else’s baby — often in exchange for tens of thousands of dollars — is growing into a major industry worldwide.

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NATIONAL POST: This Ontario surrogate wanted to help another woman have a child, but the decision nearly killed her

Carrying triplets for complete strangers, the Ontario woman developed first high blood pressure, then congestive heart failure, before she was put into a medically induced coma last fall to save her life — and that of the infants.

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THE ATLANTIC: Bioethics in the Grocery-Store Checkout Line

As techniques like IVF and surrogacy become more common among celebrities, tabloids offer a window into the complicated future of reproduction.

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HUFFINGTON POST: Baby Markets and the New Motherhood: Reproducing Hierarchy in Commercial Intimacy

The reality is that family-making today increasingly includes a mixture of sophisticated science, contracts, and negotiations.

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NEW YORK POST: Child of surrogacy campaigns to outlaw the practice

Jessica Kern, a donor-conceived child, wants tighter controls over laws governing assisted reproduction.

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THE ECONOMIC TIMES: Why surrogacy issue emerges after Nepal earthquake

An unexpected fallout of the recent earthquake in Nepal was the evacuation by the Israeli government of 26 newborn surrogate babies from the ravaged country even as the mothers, mostly Indian women, were left behind.

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CNN: Nine babies seized as Thailand cracks down on suspected illegal surrogacy

Thai authorities have raided two premises and seized nine babies — allegedly fathered by one Japanese man — as part of the country’s crackdown on suspected illegal surrogacy.

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SLATE: The Sherri Shepherd Surrogacy Case Is a Mess. Prepare for More Like It.

“’One of the reasons we have so little consensus in this country or in the world, in terms of legality and the most appropriate ways to regulate [surrogacy], is there’s no consensus in the moral and ethical dimensions.’” Until such a philosophical consensus is reached, there will unfortunately be real, live children caught in the middle.”

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THE WASHINGTON POST: Lightly regulated in vitro fertilization yields thousands of babies annually

If in vitro fertilization still seems to be cutting-edge medicine, you haven’t been paying attention.

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