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This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Leonard M. Fleck, PhD I am writing from London, England, where I am teaching a study abroad course on medical ethics and health policy. We are located in … Continue reading
By Hannah Giunta
Recently, The Guardian has carried a series of articles on the issue of commercial surrogacy. No doubt the recent emphasis stems from high-profile cases in the UK and the U.S., particularly the case of a UK surrogate mother who was ordered to honor her surrogacy agreement with a gay couple after she changed her mind about relinquishing the child. In her May 9th editorial, Catherine Bennett laments that relational breakdowns in UK informal surrogacy arrangements will only encourage couples to look elsewhere for surrogates, and there are many women in developing countries who are willing to enter into these agreements even when few regulations exist to protect them. Continue reading