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Surrogacy


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.


An unknown unknown for gay marriage supporters

Michael Cook | 29 May 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: same-sex marriage, surrogacy
Same-sex marriage has a dark secret: its potential for exploiting women in developing countries.


What price baby bliss?

Damian Adams | 05 May 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: donor-conceived children, rights of the child, surrogacy
Social acceptance of commercial conception ignores all the hidden costs.


The tangled web of surrogacy

Margaret Somerville | 22 February 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: surrogacy
Should a grandmother agree to bear her daughter’s son? Is the child her son or her grandson?


What is it with movie stars and surrogate mothers?

Michael Cook | 19 January 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: surrogacy
Congratulations, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban! They have taken home a new baby, Faith Margaret, born on December 28 in a Nashville hospital. And none of the paparazzi knew -- because Australia’s most famous actress wasn’t ever pregnant!


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