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    Unmasking the Horrors of Rent-a-Womb Inc.: A Review of “#BigFertility: It’s All About the Money”

    If you know of any woman considering becoming a surrogate mom, I implore you, please move heaven and earth to convince her not to proceed. Really, I mean it, pull out all the stops and tell her in no uncertain terms to steer completely clear of surrogacy, especially if she is being enticed by the […] More

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    Calling for a Radical Change of Perspective on Surrogate Motherhood

    We ask for a radical change of perspective in the way the issue of surrogate motherhood is dealt with. Surrogacy is a huge market of several billion dollars, entirely built on the ownership of the female body and on the transformation of children into commodities. It is not a reproductive technology (technically, it is nothing […] More

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    Gay Rights and Surrogacy Wrongs: Say “No” to Wombs-for-Rent

    An interesting article…. We are a lesbian and a gay man who have been involved for many years in the struggle for gay and lesbian equality and for broader human rights issues. We both unequivocally oppose all forms of surrogacy as unethical; as legally, medically and psychologically dangerous; and as an abusive commodification of women […] More

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    Surrogacy Contracts: A Blight on the Human Dignity of Surrogate Mothers and the Children they Bear

    Adeline Allen’s recent article focuses on the document at the crux of all surrogacy deals: the contract. Here, at the point where the two trade parties meet, we see the stark imbalance of the exploitative surrogacy industry in black and white. Allen argues that while there is a fundamental right for citizens to be free […] More

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    Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation

    It is clear, even from the title—Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation—how Dr. Renate Klein feels about surrogacy. She has spent many years studying, writing, and educating on women’s health, reproductive technologies, and feminist philosophies, and she cofounded Feminist International Network of Resistance to Reproductive and Genetic Engineering (FINRRAGE). This small but mighty book is densely […] More

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    A Surrogate pregnancy is not the same as a natural pregnancy

    Dear Members of the Minnesota Legislature,Today I’ve been asked to bring my expertise to clarify the medical and psychological risks for surrogate mothers, and to explain the process it takes for these women to get pregnant.By way of background, I spent my first career in pediatric critical care nursing for nearly 20 years (at UCSF […] More

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