Thailand Pushes to Ban Commercial Surrogacy

by jeeg 11. August 2014 19:48
  Thailand pushed to ban commercial surrogacy Thursday as a case involving nine surrogate babies allegedly with the same Japanese father emerged just days after a furor over the alleged abandonment of a surrogate-born baby with Down syndrome. The discovery of the nine babies being cared for... [More]

China Experiences a Booming Underground Market in Surrogate Motherhood

by jeeg 4. August 2014 22:13
  In a small conference room overlooking this city’s smog-shrouded skyline, Huang Jinlai outlines his offer to China’s childless elite: for $240,000, a baby with your DNA, gender of your choice, born by a coddled but captive rural woman. The arrangement is offered by Mr. Huang&r... [More]

Coming to U.S. for Baby, and Womb to Carry It

by jeeg 7. July 2014 18:47
  At home in Lisbon, a gay couple invited friends over to a birthday celebration, and at the end of the evening shared a surprise — an ultrasound image of their baby, moving around in the belly of a woman in Pennsylvania being paid to carry their child. “Everyone was shocked, an... [More]

Donor Deaths in India Highlight Surrogacy Perils

by jeeg 18. June 2014 23:35
  When Yuma Sherpa told doctors at a private fertility clinic here that she wanted to back out, her husband's lawyer says they encouraged her to keep going. Sherpa was assured the pain of the injections to make her super-ovulate, or produce far more than the usual one egg during her menstru... [More]

No more tourist visa for commissioning surrogacy in India

by jeeg 31. October 2013 20:58
Foreign nationals intending to visit India for commissioning surrogacy will not be allowed to come on a tourist visa from Friday with the home ministry ordering strict adherence of surrogacy laws.   In an order, the home ministry said several instances of foreign nationals visiting Indi... [More]

Governor faces tough decision with surrogacy bill

by jeeg 13. June 2013 22:43
Gov. Bobby Jindal is considering whether to sign into law SB 162, which sets regulations for gestational surrogacy in Louisiana.   It is a complex and emotional issue and a difficult decision. We urge him to consider all sides of the question before deciding. On one side are childless ... [More]

Neanderthal Baby Idea Floated By Harvard Geneticist Sparks Ethics Debate Over Cloning

by jeeg 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]

Indian fertility clinics to come under government scanner

by jeeg 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]

Christie vetoes bill that would have eased tough rules for gestational surrogates

by jeeg 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]

N.J. surrogacy bill would allow women to be paid as 'carriers'

by jeeg 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]
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