On Surrogacy, “Breeders?”, and TPR

by Matthew Eppinette, Director of Programs on June 25, 2014

Two new pieces on surrogacy, Breeders: A Subclass of Women?, and third-party reproduction have hit the internet this morning.

First is a profile piece at ABC News, which is drawing a lot of comments on ABC’s website as well as some, well, less than civil discourse on twitter.

Woman Sets Out to Ban Surrogacy

Both supporters and critics of surrogacy agreements agree there are a patchwork of inconsistent laws around the country that loosely regulate the growing surrogacy industry.

 

Second is an article Jennifer just wrote entitled “Is Surrogate Pregnancy Another Form of Human Trafficking?” In it she discusses the current landscape regarding surrogacy and the wider area of third-party reproduction.

Is Surrogate Pregnancy Another Form of Human Trafficking?

Touching stories of infertile couples are blinding us to the devastating human consequences of some fertility technologies.

Both are well worth your time. And, if you’re so inclined, wade into and weigh in on the comment section of the articles.

 

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