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Surrogacy, making babies, ‘synthetic humans’, and the rising cost

Sheila Liaugminas | 25 March 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Baby M, donor children, gestational surrogacy, IVF, surrogacy, surrogate parenting

2014: the year of international surrogacy

Claire Achmad | 06 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: rights of the child, surrogacy
The world needs to act now to protect a whole generation of children from being exploited.

Surrogacy: a global trade in women’s bodies

Swedish Women's Lobby | 27 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: feminism, slavery, surrogacy, Sweden
Sweden’s leading feminist lobby regards surrogate motherhood as a revival of serfdom for women.

How we justify a market in children

Rickard Newman | 25 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: commodification of human life, IVF, rights of the child, surrogacy
Third-party reproduction inexorably leads to violations of human rights.

The power of cuteness

Nicholas Tonti-Filippini | 12 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Down syndrome, surrogacy
The story of a deserted baby exposes contradictory attitudes towards children with Down syndrome.

Baby Gammy case reveals murky side of commercial surrogacy

Sonia Allan | 05 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: commercialization, commodification of human life, surrogacy
Brokers are sending their clients to a handful of countries where it is legal to bear children for profit.

Surrogate motherhood creates an ethical minefield

Margaret Somerville | 13 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Canada, IVF, Quebec, surrogacy
A gay couple’s government-funded IVF twins have created a storm of controversy in Canada.

Expendable mothers

Melinda Tankard Reist | 05 March 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: parenthood, same-sex adoption, same-sex parenting, surrogacy
The surrogacy industry treats women like disposable commodities.

Being and Being Bought

Pauline Cooper-Ioelu | 17 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, feminism, prostitution, surrogacy
A new feminist book sees both prostitution and surrogacy as anti-woman.

Manufactured people have rights too

Alana S. Newman | 05 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: donor-conceived children, human rights, surrogacy
Third party reproduction disrespects the humanity of donor-conceived people.

Gotten, not begotten

Margaret Somerville | 08 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: commercialism, IVF, surrogacy
The logical slippery slope to human embryo factories begins with surrogacy and gamete sales.

A toxic combination: paedophiles, baby farms, and same-sex marriage

Michael Cook | 01 July 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, pedophilia, same-sex adoption, same-sex marriage, surrogacy, US

Where would children come from in male same-sex marriages?

Blaise Joseph | 22 June 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: same-sex parenting, surrogacy

The new sexual predators

Alana S. Newman | 12 October 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, egg donation, surrogacy
It used to be just men looking for one-night stands. Now it's older women and gay men seeking their eggs.

The link between rented wombs and gay marriage

Michael Cook | 19 July 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, same-sex marriage, surrogacy
If marriage leads to children, same-sex marriage must inevitably lead to surrogacy and exploitation.

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