23. January 2013 22:58
In a controversial interview that has ignited commentary across the world, a respected Harvard professor of genetics has suggested an "extremely adventurous female human" might someday serve as surrogate mother for a cloned Neanderthal baby.
Besides saying that the cloning of a live N... [More]
14. November 2012 01:52
Fertility clinics that help conduct surrogacy are all set to come under the scanner, with the state setting up a 10-member committee to study issues related to it. Such centres would also be brought under the ambit of Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC-PNDT) Act, T C Benjamin... [More]
10. August 2012 00:30
Gov. Chris Christie today vetoed a bill that would have relaxed New Jersey's strict surrogate parenting law, saying the state hadn't yet answered the "profound" questions that surround creating a child through a contract.
According to the governor's statement explaining the veto obtai... [More]
8. June 2012 23:04
Twenty-five years after the landmark Baby M case focused international attention on the rights of surrogate mothers in New Jersey, state lawmakers are poised to consider a new measure that would allow residents to formally contract with — and pay — women to carry a donated embryo to ... [More]
21. July 2011 20:52
Your knowledge of in vitro fertilization and multiple embryo transfers might begin and end at the case of Nadya Suleman, aka "Octomom." Perhaps you first learned of commercial surrogacy through Baby Mama, the 2008 comedy starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Or maybe you have already commit... [More]
24. February 2011 21:00
Thai police yesterday broke up a ring offering illegal surrogacy service and rescued fourteen Vietnamese women.
The women, aged 19 to 26 years old, were confined to three houses on the outskirts of Bangkok, said a Vietnam News Agency Correspondent who witnessed the rescue, conducted by T... [More]
18. January 2011 20:02
As actress Nicole Kidman celebrates a second daughter born through a surrogate mother in the US, NSW law is about to change to declare criminal mothers who attempt to do the same.
The NSW's Surrogacy Act, which was passed in November but has not yet come into force, will impose penalties of t... [More]
7. October 2010 01:26
When a B.C. couple discovered that the fetus their surrogate mother was carrying was likely to be born with Down syndrome, they wanted an abortion.
The surrogate, however, was determined to take the pregnancy to term, sparking a disagreement that has raised thorny ques... [More]
4. August 2010 00:57
The growing surrogacy phenomenon in which women agree to have their bodies used to undergo a pregnancy and give birth to the resulting baby is becoming a major issue of the 21st century. The practice is fraught with complexity and controversy surrounding the implications for wome... [More]
2. August 2010 19:53
Shabnum Nur Mohammed Sheikh's reasons for bearing another woman's child are straightforward: the 60 rupees (80p) her husband earns from his food stall each day buys dinner but little else.
Shabnum's first surrogate pregnancy got her out of a shared shack in a slum and into a small flat. Her s... [More]