Reproductive Tourism

Money Changes Everything

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC President When the news broke that Mitt and Ann Romney welcomed grandchildren numbers 17 and 18 this past Friday via “gestational surrogacy,” those of us here at CBC central—who oppose commercialized conception—wondered where the bottom is in these murky waters of assisted reproduction. Tagg Romney posted this on his facebook page […]

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Outsourcing Pregnancy: Just Another Job?

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC President As millions around the world celebrated the birth of Jesus, Elton John and his partner, David Furnish, issued a press release announcing the birth of their baby boy, born on Christmas Day. Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, a healthy baby, was born through modern, assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Using an anonymous […]

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Biological Colonialism at the Movies

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC HBO has a documentary out that apparently highlights the baby gestating industry that is growing in India, which I have dealt with before (see here and here and here). Christianity Today takes note in its Women’s Blog. From “Outsourcing Baby Making in India:” Two scenes […]

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I Have a Right to a Baby Girl! Using IVF for Sex Selection

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC One of the big stories today in Australia is of a Melbourne woman who has announced that she is traveling to Thailand to have sex selection IVF because it is against the law in Australia. She just has to have a girl, don’t you know! […]

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IVF in the news

IVF Twins have health compromised “Normally conceived twins are healthier and IVF twins spend about an extra 4 days in hospital after birth, have an almost 4-fold increased risk of admission to neo-natal intensive care, and an increased risk of hospital admission in the first three years. As the authors point out, IVF is not […]

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Reproductive Tourism

It’s a growing concern. Find the country with open and friendly borders where you can get the services you need or want. Shop around for the best affordable prices. Grab a cheap flight and hop on a plane, tag on a vacation, and viola you get the child of your dreams! Many clinics around the […]

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