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CBS This Morning Reports On IVF Clinic's Nonconsensual Use of Marfan Infected Sperm & Risk To Unsuspecting Children
“Our client, Sarah Robertson, bravely shared her heartbreaking story on CBS This Morning: From the online ...”
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Lawsuit Imminent After Families Learn Of Sperm Donor's Failure To Disclose Mental Health Issues
“http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1 The Toronto Star is reporting that one or more lawsuits will soon be filed against ...”
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California Court Of Appeal Issues Temporary Stay Preventing Father From Moving Triplets Out of State
“In a surprise ruling, the California Court of Appeal has just issued a temporary stay, ...”
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What A Dad Does
“My son sent me this yesterday. And, of course, I cried. Thank you, Dad.”
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Donald Trump: 'Women, You Gotta Treat 'Em Like Shit'
“ How could any sober adult, let alone a woman, husband or a parent of a ...”
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This Is Making America Great Again, Donald Trump?
“There are no words to describe this incident. I have no idea if Donald ...”
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Surrogacy Beyond Borders Shut Down?
“Could another reproductive tourism facility be closed? According to news reports, yes. ”
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French Families Sue State to Recognize Surrogate Births
“Families who had children born through surrogacy who have been denied French citizenship have brought ...”
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Heterosexual Couple Challenge UK Ban On Civil Partnerships
“The Civil Partnership Act 2004 in the UK sanctioned the lawful union same sex couples; ...”
Irish Court Rules Pregnant Woman's Life Support Machine Should Be Switched Off
“Three High Court judges in Dublin have ruled that doctors may switch off a life ...”
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Travel Information for U.S. Citizens Using Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)
“A Bulletin from the U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs which highlights the specific ...”
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The Ohio Sperm-Bank Controversy: A New Case for Reparations?
“A couple  is filing for damages totaling $50,000.00 because the Sperm Bank gave them sperm from a ...”
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How Maggots Can Reveal Whether You're Liberal Or Conservative
USCIS Expands the Definition of “Mother” & “Parent”
“In this news article from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services,  there is an expanded ...”
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India Imposes Surrogacy Freeze on Australian Couples
“Stephanie March reports India is placing a freeze on surrogacy for Australian couples in light of ...”
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Don’t Forget About AIDS: Elton John on the Unfinished Fight Against AIDS
Beauty, Brains or Health: Trends in Ovum Recipient Preferences
“This article from the Journal of Women's Health presents the results of a study to answer ...”
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Australian Prime Minister Opposes National Law On Surrogacy
“Nice to see Australia will not have a knee-jerk reaction to this emerging scandal. Prime ...”
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Australia's Immigration Act Prohibits Down Syndrome Immigrants
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Republican Congressman Steven King: Ferguson Protestors Are Of A Single 'Continental Origin'
“ On the day President Obama is calling for calm and healing in Furgeson, this race-baiting ...”
Thai Officials Stopping American & Australian Families From Leaving Country With Babies
“The fallout continues: Two Australian homosexual couples, who were flying out with surrogate babies, have been ...”
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More Fallout: Japanese Man Fathered Nine Babies With Multiple Thai Surrogates
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Thai Police Raid Surrogacy Business
“As we warned just two weeks ago, Thai police have begun to target surrogacy businesses throughout Thailand. ...”
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Delaware Legislature Passes Transgender Nondiscrimination Act
“ThinkProgress reports on the great news for transgender people that came out of Delaware this ...”
Argument Against Abortion: Fetuses Masturbate
“I'm just going to let this U.S. Congressman's insane masturbation argument against abortion speak for ...”
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2013 Is Shaping Up To Be The Worst Year For Reproductive Freedom In Recent History
“News like this continues to discourage me, especially as more and more laws are passed ...”
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Indian Girl Adoption: Israeli NGO Seeks Tougher Surrogacy Laws
“More regulation in this market is good news for surrogacy handled abroad. The Business Standard ...”
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IVF Study Gives Fresh Hope To Older Women
“This is great news coming out of the United Kingdom. The Independent reports: Two embryos are ...”
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State To Challenge Landmark Surrogacy Ruling
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Study: Children of Same-Sex Couples Are Thriving
“Color me not surprised by the results of this study. Children of same-sex parents are doing ...”
Catholic School Teacher Fired After Artificial Insemination Pregnancy
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Louisiana To Make Surrogacy Illegal For Same-Sex Couples
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Two Sides of The Surrogacy Debate
“A few days ago, The Washington Post published an op-ed written by Kathleen Parker entitled ...”
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Oklahoma Tornado Survivor Gets A Wonderful Surprise
“All of our prayers go out to everyone affected by the devastating Oklahoma tornado. Here’s ...”
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New Blog Features
“We are currently adding some new features to the blog. At the moment, the ...”
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The End of DOMA?
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Westboro Equality House: Aaron Jackson Paints Rainbow Home Across From Anti-Gay Church
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Israeli Court: No Need for Couple to Adopt Baby Born to Surrogate
“In a court case bordering on lunacy, it seems only fair that common sense won ...”
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How to Keep Your Surrogacy Conflict-Free
“CNN posted a fantastic article yesterday in response to the news about the $10k Surrogacy ...”
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Israeli High Court of Justice Allows Sperm Donor to Take Back His Sample
“On Monday the Israeli High Court of Justice made an interesting decision regarding a reproductive ...”
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Texas May Soon Allow Breastfeeding Moms to Sue if Shunned
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'Dr. Ageless' Now Operating A Surrogacy Program Using Women From Thailand
“Former biochemist, Shane Carter aka Dr. Ageless, has taken “on a new venture, arranging for ...”
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Whose Child Is It Anyway? Surrogacy in Ireland
“Surprisingly enough, under Irish law, the birth mother, regardless of whose eggs are carried in ...”
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An Indescribable Act Of Sportsmanship And Kindness
“If this does not bring a tear to your eye and a smile to your ...”
Who Is My Sperm Donor Father?
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Ted Nugent To Attend President Obama's State Of The Union Address
“ Ted Nugent, an American coward, hypocrite and craven chickenhawk, will be attending the State of ...”
VAWA Opponents: Law Is A Feminist Plot To Destroy Daddies, Little Boys, Puppies And Rainbows
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Kansas Sues Sperm Donor For Child Support
“This is what happens when you do a home insemination and eschew the relatively minimal ...”
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Article on Egg Freezing Ignores Major Problems
“CNN just posted a lengthy article on the alleged benefits of being able to buy ...”
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Deeply Conservative Judge Strikes DOMA
“Chief Judge Ronald Jacobs from the Second District US Court of Appeals just authored an ...”
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From Conception To Birth Visualized
“This stunning video was produced by Alexander Tsiaras and shows human development from conception to ...”
Gay Couple Declared Parents Of Twin Boys After Indian Surrogate Vanished Before Giving Consent
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Williard's Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Foreign Vacation: Part 3 Billion
“Willard Mitt Romney's quest to see how many times he can insert his foot in ...”
Willard's Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Foreign Vacation: Part 2 Billion
“Boris Johnson, the Conservative Mayor of London, who is famous for being one of the ...”
Draft Democratic Platform To Include Marriage Equality
“This would have been totally unimaginable only four years ago: The Democratic Party platform drafting committee ...”
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Indian Doctors Performed Illegal Hysterectomies On Poor Women For Profit
“How heinous: Doctors in Chhattisgarh performed hysterectomies on poor village women without a valid medical reason ...”
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Quote Of The Day
“ "The only person who has seen Romney's taxes is John McCain and he took one ...”
Boy Scouts To Continue Ban On Gay Members
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17 Year Old Egg Donor Dies In India
Dexter Season 7 Sneak Preview
“It has been a quiet couple of weeks on the blog due to work commitments ...”
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Texas Republican Party Calls for Outright Ban on Surrogacy
“The Texas Republican Party just unveiled its 2012 platform.  There are so many goodies here ...”
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New Jersey Assembly Approves Bill Relaxing Surrogacy Laws
Queensland Government To Repeal The Rights Of Same-Sex Couples And Singles To Have A Child Through Surrogacy
Jon Stewart And The Vagina Idealogues
“Jon Stewart responds to the censorship of a Michigan lawmaker for having the temerity to ...”
State of Shame: North Carolina Drops Plan to Compensate Victims Of Forced Sterilization
“ A little over a year ago we blogged about the long overdue sterilization hearings to ...”
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New Study Regarding Lesbian Parents Debunks ‘Fatherless’ Male Role Model Concerns
Obesity Can Reduce Your Chance Of Becoming Pregnant Via IVF
“The odds of having a baby via IVF may be lower for obese women than ...”
Lesley Brown, First IVF Mother, Dies
Texas Grand Jury Refuses To Indict Father Who Killed His Daughter's Molester
“Smart decision as no jury would ever convict this father: A grand jury in Texas has ...”
Harvard Student Bounced From North Carolina Bar For Being Black
Pregnancy And Abortion Rates Drop For Women In Their 20s
“And it did not take personhood or anti-abortion legislation: Pregnancy rates for U.S. women in their ...”
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'Vagina' Is Now The Eighth Dirty Word That Cannot Be Uttered In Congress
“ Where is George Carlin when we need him most: After offending Majority Floor Leader Jim Stamas ...”
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Japan Considering A Bill That Would Legalize Surrogacy And Egg Donation
Indian Court Allows Paternity Claim Of American Father For Twins Carried By Surrogate
“A very prudent idea for anyone working with a married Indian surrogate: Allowing an American citizen's ...”
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Another Federal Court Rules DOMA Unconstitutional
“Yet more goods news in the fight for marriage equality: U.S. District Court Judge Barbara S. ...”
Conservative Teen Radio Host Claims President Obama Is 'Making Kids Gay'
Bath Salts Lead To Another Cannibalistic Zombie Attack
Is The UK Regulatory Vacuum Driving Patients To India For Surrogacy?
“That is the provocative argument being made by Natalie Gamble: A surrogacy industry has grown rapidly ...”
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Are Surrogates In India Being Exploited And Placed In Peril?
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Taxpayers Get Stuck With The Cost Of Watching Limbaugh's Bust
Will President Obama Be Responsible For Marriage Equality In Maryland?
“Some astonishing numbers out of Maryland showing a dramatic shift in African-American support of same-sex ...”
Colin Powell Endorses Marriage Equality
“Colin Powell recently endorsed marriage equality on CNN: BLITZER: You were Chairman of the Joint Chiefs ...”
Pennsylvania Seeks to Defund Planned Parenthood
Republicans Lawmakers Propose Bill To Ban Anonymous Speech on New York Websites
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UK: Older Women And Same-Sex Couples Should Be Offered Free IVF
“Good news from across the pond: Britain's health advisory agency says the government should extend free ...”
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North Carolina Pastor Calls For Mass Genocide Of Homosexuals
“Pastor Charles L. Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, North Carolina, just called ...”
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Supreme Court: Twins Not Entitled To Social Security Benefits After Dad's Death
Surrogate Mother Dies; Premature Baby Survives
“One of the rare but heartwrenching risks of surrogacy: The premature baby boy born to a ...”
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Kansas Enlists In The Republican Jihad Against Women
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Marriage Equality: Progress In Rhode Island
“The tide is turning: Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) has signed an executive order declaring ...”
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Virginia GOP: No Gays Allowed On The Bench
“These bigoted and homophobic lawmakers ought to be ashamed of themselves and subject to recall: Virginia’s ...”
Fertility Preservation And Sex Reassignment
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Reaction To President Obama's Endorsement Of Gay Marriage
“Not surprisingly, the internet is ablaze with reaction to President Obama's historical announcement today that ...”
Know Hope: President Obama Officially Endorses Gay Marriage
Gay Marriage: The Politics Of Spite
“Andrew Sullivan eloquently responds to the results of last night's vote in North Carolina which ...”
New Hampshire Senate To Vote On Fetal Homicide Bill Today
“Yet another attempt to erode Roe v. Wade: The Senate is set to vote Wednesday on ...”
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Maine Supreme Court Rules That Lower Courts Can Establish Maternity In Gestational Surrogacy Cases
“About a month ago we blogged about a case pending before the Maine Supreme Judicial ...”
Congratulations to the Romney Family On The Birth Of Twins With The Help Of A Surrogate!
“We would all like to extend our warmest wishes to the Romney Family on the ...”
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Asian Egg Donors Command A Premium Over Other Ethnic Groups
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Louisana Senate Passes Abortion Heartbeat Bill
“And the rollback of reproductive freedoms continue: Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to advance proposals that would ...”
Have A Miscarriage, Go To Jail
“This is not a version of Pregnancy Monopoly, but rather a not so far-fetched scenario ...”
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Can There Really Be Justice In The SurroGenesis Scandal?
“Let me warn you from the outset, this post will be different than most. ...”
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SurroGenesis Update: Tonya Collins Arrested And Indicted On 30 Felony Counts
“After more than three years of evading accountability for her actions, Tonya Collins, the mastermind ...”
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Former 34 Year Old Virgin Makes Up For Lost Time By Fathering 82 Kids - As A Sperm Inseminator
Pennsylvania Appeals Court Upholds Award Of Embryos To Wife
“This anxiously awaited decision bucks the national trend and awarded custody of thirteen frozen embryos ...”
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UK: Law Needed To Permit Maternity Leave For Mothers Who Have Children Through Surrogacy
“Hopeful news for our friends across the pond: A whose twin daughters were carried by her ...”
Are Women Waiting Too Long to Become Parents? An "Alarming Misconception" Among Women
“FertilityAuthority.com reports: Too many women are under the misconception that assisted reproductive technology can reverse aging ...”
Do Parents Using IVF Have A Moral Obligation To Perform PGD?
Study: Being An Egg Donor Will Not Affect Your Chances Of Having A Baby
“While a small study group, the results should offer comfort to anyone considering being an ...”
Tennessee Senate Approves Law Warning Students That Hand-Holding Is A Gateway To Sexual Activity
“ Seriously? No other more pressing issues exist in Tennessee? Anyone who votes for ...”
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Maine Supreme Judicial Court To Decide Who Are The Parents In A Gestational Surrogacy Arrangement
“The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has just heard a case of first impression in that ...”
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Poll: Wide Gap Between Races On Trayvon Martin Killing
“The poll mentioned below shows a wide divide between Caucasians, African-Americans and Hispanics in their ...”
Court Affidavit: George Zimmerman Initiated The Altercation With Trayvon Martin
The United States Is The World's Biggest Sperm Exporter
“Now if only this renewable resource could power our cars and eliminate our budget deficit: A ...”
Women's Issues Show That Mitt Romney Is Not Ready For Primetime
“Mitt Romney is off to a poor start and yesterday once again highlighted why his ...”
Is There A War On Women Or Is This Just Political Rhetoric?
“According to Zerlina Maxwell at U.S. News & World Report, the war on women is ...”
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"Stillborn" Argentine Baby Found Alive In Morgue
Sean Hannity To Be A Witness In The Trayvon Martin Case?
Report: George Zimmerman To Be Charged In Killing Of Trayvon Martin
“According to the Washington Post, George Zimmerman will be charged for his role in the ...”
Judge Jails Defendant For Saggy Pants
“So while this fashion-challenged defendant is spending 3 days in the pokey for a wardrobe ...”
Arizona About To Ban Most Abortions After 20 Weeks
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Tennessee Monkey Bill About To Become Law
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Travyon Martin Update: Sean Hannity Should Be Questioned By Prosecutors
George Zimmerman's Attorneys Withdraw
“Not only have George Zimmeran's lawyers quit, but the shooter of Trayvon Martin is apparently ...”
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Republican Legislator Knows Something About Women's Health Because His Father "Is A Veterinarian "
“Missouri House Majority Leader, Tim Jones (Republican) sponsored a bill that would allow medical professionals ...”
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Arrest Made in Planned Parenthood Bombing
“Police arrested a 50-year-old ex-con who is suspected of being involved in the recent planned ...”
George Zimmerman 911 Tape Doctored?
South Carolina Republican Governor: "Women Don’t Care About Contraception"
Why Florida's "Stand Your Ground" Law Is Not An Issue In The Trayvon Martin Case
“David Kopel debunks the myth that Florida's "stand your ground" law provides a viable defense ...”
Restricting Reproductive Rights Adds To The Debt
“Since the GOP often distills issues down to dollars and cents, perhaps this will give ...”
Divorce Expos - A One-Stop Shop For All Your Divorce Needs
Women Abandoning GOP In Droves
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LGBT Rights Groups Issue Statement Seeking Justice In Killing Of Trayvon Martin
Trayvon Martin - Just The Facts, Please
“The rampant media frenzy that took hold of this case has robbed it of some ...”
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Being 13 Years Old And Black
“As a father of four, my heart breaks for all African-American parents who still have ...”
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Federal Prosecutors Use Hate Crime Law In Racially Motivated Mississippi Killing
“This is why we should have a hate crime law, to avoid issues where states ...”
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Was Texas Journalist Fired For Reporting On New Anti-Abortion Law?
“The war on women has now possibly claimed a man as a casualty: The firing of ...”
A Law Professor's Take On Posthumous Conception And Social Security Benefits
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Stand Your Ground Laws To Come Under Attack After Trayvon Martin Killing
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First Person Account: Mandatory Sonogram Laws Add To A Woman's Torment
Motherlode Blog: Having Twins With an Indian Surrogate
“It is refreshing to share a positive account of an American couple who completed their ...”
Republican Governor Defends Abortion Ultrasound Bill, Tells Women to "Close Your Eyes"
“Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett affirmed that he supports a bill that would force women to ...”
Using Facebook To Oppose Personhood And Anti-Abortion Bills
“Women are getting creative in fighting back at Republican efforts to roll back their hard-earned ...”
Kony 2012 Co-Founder Detained For Lewd Behavior
Owner Of Agency Who Defrauded Egg Donors Sentenced To House Arrest
“We have been following the story of Janae Helgerson and her agency, Mid-West Egg Donation, ...”
More Empiricism From The Conservative Movement: Abortions Cause Breast Cancer
Surrogate Delivers Baby In Car With Help Of 911 Dispatcher
“And the dispatcher was only a trainee: A couple acting as surrogates was on their way ...”
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Forget Jobs, Wisconsin Lawmakers Rather Focus on Sex
“In a late night session, the Wisconsin Assembly elected to ignore pending legislation designed to ...”
Culture Wars Continued: Take Birth Control For Sexual Activity And Risk Being Fired Under Proposed Arizona Law
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Kony 2012: New Video Addresses Criticism Of The Charity
“Not sure if this new video will allay the concerns that have been raised about ...”
Every Sperm Is Sacred: Ohio Law Would Require Psychological Assessment For Viagra Prescription
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After-Birth Abortions: Just A Misunderstanding?
“A couple of weeks ago we blogged about an argument made by two bioethicists who ...”
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International Surrogacy: The Intersection Between Irish And Indian Law
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Time-Lapse Pregnancy Video: Introducing Amelie Amaya
“What a beautiful homage to their child: ”
Culture Wars Watch: Sandra Fluke Welfare Queen
“Conservatives continue their unhinged attack on women and reproductive freedoms. The most recent misogynistic ...”
An Exposé On The Black Market Baby Ring
“TVNZ out of New Zealand provides the most comprehensive look at the international baby selling ...”
Ireland Publishes Guidance For Couples Using International Surrogates
“Ireland just released a Guidance Document for any Irish citizens pursuing international surrogacy arrangements: The ...”
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Where Are They Now: A Mother’s Hug Revives Her Dead Newborn Son
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Scientists One Step Closer To Artificial Wombs
“Fascinating new breakthrough: Pioneering work by a leading University of Nottingham scientist has helped reveal for ...”
Friday Links
“Here are some of the articles I meant to post this week but, for whatever ...”
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New York District Attorney Investigating Death Of Newborn Following Circumcision Ritual
“Some new information on the investigation into the death of a 2-week-old baby who died ...”
Kony 2012: A Noble Cause
Over The Counter Birth Control? The Percieved Fight For Contraception Equality
“Bloomberg reports: Anyone -- a local teenager, a traveling businessman, a married mother of four, an ...”
Limbaugh Is Hemorrahaging Advertisers
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Kony 2012 Viral Campaign: Legitimate Charity Or Scam?
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Cal State Or Harvard? Harvard Is Cheaper!
“The Oakland Tribune reports: The impossible has happened: Harvard College is now thousands of dollars cheaper ...”
Australia To Permit Sterilization Of Children Without Parental Consent Under New Eugenics Law?
“This seems to crazy to be true: f you have ever seen the famous 1975 movie ...”
Lawmakers In China Calling For Ban On Surrogacy
“At least it will not affect any year of the dragon births: Two women lawmakers in ...”
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How Anti-Sodomy Laws Were Ruled Unconstitutional Even Though There Was No Sodomy
Wisonsin Drinks The Crazy Juice: New Bill Claims Single Moms Are Inherently Abusive
“In a recent wave of politically motivated state bills, Wisconsin jumps on the bandwagon.  KFI ...”
South Carolina County Republicans Require No Premarital Sex Or Pornography Pledge To Get On Ballot
“In a move one can only hope will be adopted by Republicans across the country, ...”
Canadian Fertility Consultants Raid Linked To American Baby Mill Scandal
“It looks like the scope of American baby selling ring has extended into Canada as ...”
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Gay Brazilian Couple Has Baby With Help Of A Surrogate
“Great news to start the weekend: A gay couple has succeeded for the first time in ...”
New Orleans Saints Had Bounty Program To Injure Opposing Players
“So much for sportsmanship: The New Orleans Saints' defense had a bounty program that paid players ...”
Class Versus Crass: President Obama Phones Woman Rush Limbaugh Called A Slut And Prostitute
Baby Blogging Friday
Update On Canadian Fertility Center Raid
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California Bill Would Allow Non-Doctors To Perform Abortions
“So while Virginia is requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds before proceeding with an abortion, a ...”
Virginia To Require Abdominal Ultrasounds Before Permitting An Abortion
“The Virginia Senate has just approved a bill that will require any woman undergoing an ...”
Alabama Lawmaker Aborts Efforts To Require Transvaginal Ultrasounds
“Looks as if someone learned a lesson from the Virginia debacle: A lawmaker in Alabama is ...”
When Eight Is Not Enough: Serial Surrogate Expecting Babies Nine And Ten
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Infertility Breakthrough: An FDA Approved At Home Sperm Test
“Healthland is reporting the release of a new sperm count test for males to take ...”
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The World's Worst Sperm Donor
Stem Cell Treatment May Be Used To Create New Eggs To Treat Infertility
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School Bullying Claims An Eleven Year Old Victim
“KFI news has reported that an 11 year old student at a Long Beach elementary ...”
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Jail Sentences Handed Down In International Baby Trafficking Ring
“The sentences were just handed down: A San Diego women was sentenced Friday, along with a ...”
Point the Finger, Cast the Blame: A Novel Pre-Sentencing Strategy In The International Baby Selling Case
“Theresa Erickson, the San Diego attorney who pled guilty to charges related to an alleged ...”
The Posthumous Baptism Of Anne Frank By The Mormon Church
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Virginia's Personhood Bill Dies In State Senate
“Good riddance: In an unexpected move, the Virginia Senate killed the state's personhood bill, a key ...”
Gay Marriage About To Become Legal In Maryland
“Great news out of Maryland, though the new law will not take effect until January, ...”
Should Bone Marrow Donors Be Compensated?
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Georgia Democrat Introduces Ban On Vasectomies To Prevent Children From Being Deprived Of Birth
Opponents To Gay Marriage In California To Seek En Banc Review By 9th Circuit
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Virginia About To Deny Gay Parents The Right To Adopt
Woman Abandons Newborn To Hide Birth From Female Partner
“Setting aside the abandonment issue for a moment, what kind of relationship could these two ...”
Government Seeking More Than $731,000 In Restitution From Defendants In Baby Selling Case
“You can read the United States Government's request for restitution in the amount of $731,963 ...”
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Dick Cheney Lobbies For Passage Of Maryland Marriage Equality Bill
The Deafening Lack Of Outrage Over These Personhood Bills
“I have been surprised at the relative little attention (and outrage) that has been generated ...”
NJ Governor Christie Vetoes Gay Marriage Bill
“True to his word, Republican Governor Chris Christie just vetoed the marriage equality bill passed ...”
Obama Administration To Allow Military Benefits For Same-Sex Couples
Whitney Houston, Gay Marriage And New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's Twisted Priorities
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Maryland Poised to Vote on Marriage Equality Today
Why Personhood Bills Pose Such A Threat To The Infertility Community & Society In General
“Kudos to my colleague, Elizabeth Swire Falker, for her impassioned denouncement of the recent spate ...”
Culture Wars Continued: Oklahoma Senate Passes Personhood Act That Will Ban Abortions & Possibly IVF
“It begins. The Republican dominated Oklahoma Senate has just passed SB 1433, known as ...”
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The Consequence Of Personhood: Criminalizing IVF
Republican Prescription For Contraception: Put An Aspirin Between Your Knees
“I kid you not, a major supporter of GOP Presidential candidate Rick Santorum suggests that ...”
Virginia GOP Continues Its Attack On Reproductive Rights
Congressional Birth Control Hearing: Women Not Allowed
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The Family Book
Online Dating Gone Bad: Woman Fights For Custody Of Her Child Accusing Ex Of Adoption Fraud
“Last week we blogged about a New York online website that matched single, wannabe parents ...”
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Throwing The Baby Out With The Bath Water: South Dakota One Step Closer To Outlawing Surrogacy
“It seems that reproductive freedoms are under constant attack during this election cycle. First ...”
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The Loving Story: The Couple That Changed The Face Of Marriage Equality Laws In The United States
Republicans Double Down On Contraception Policy
New Allegations Against Miracles Egg Donation & Surrogacy
“Since last year we have been blogging about the the allegations of misconduct leveled against ...”
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Montana Surrogate Settles Wrongful Termination Lawsuit
“Here is an update on the case we blogged about last October involving a nurse ...”
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Contraception Versus Songrams: Political Hypocrisy At Its Finest
“So let me get this straight. When President Obama insists that all women have ...”
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Man, 48, Adopts Girlfriend, 42, to Protect Assets from DUI Suit
The 30 Year Divorce
“Unfortunately, this article is a bit short on details but it appears that a married ...”
The Donor-Sexual Virgin Father
Egg & Embryo Donation: A Distinction Without A Difference?
“Marna Gatlin, founder Parents Via Egg Donation, explores the differences, if any, between egg and ...”
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Year Of The Dragon A Boon To China's Grey Market Surrogacy Industry
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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg To Give $250,000 To Planned Parenthood
“Putting principles before politics...how novel: Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, responding to the controversy over a breast ...”
Komen Foundation Ends Funding for Planned Parenthood's Breast Cancer Screenings
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Mother Denied Maternity Leave After Having A Child Through Surrogacy
“Not all mothers are created equally in Australia: AFTER many unsuccessful attempts at getting pregnant and ...”
Family Values Redefined: More On Newt Gingrich's Call For IVF Regulation
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Couple Sues IVF Doctor For Wrongful Life Over Birth Of Severely Disabled Son
“What a sad case: A couple from the NSW south coast is suing their IVF doctor ...”
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Politicizing IVF Again
Sharp HealthCare Claims It Too Was Victimized By The International Baby Selling Ring
“An update from Greg Moran of the Union Tribune on the recent restitution filing of ...”
Ireland To Ban Anonymous Donation?
“If so, this is awful news for infertility patients in Ireland as this ill-thought legislation ...”
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Newt Gingrich Proposes A Commision To Study The Ethics Of Fertility Clinics
Elizabeth Banks Speaks Out About Surrogacy
“Elizabeth Banks, who I was fortunate enough to represent in her journey, continues to speak ...”
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Fourteen Babies Later, Surrogate Pregnant For The Final Time
Egg Sharing A More Viable Option Than Compensated Egg Donation?
“Kamal Ahuja, Managing Director of the London Women's Clinic, makes the argument that egg sharing ...”
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Study Finds No Adverse Psychological Impact To Children Of Surrogates
“Hat tip to my colleague Melisa Brisman for bringing this important research to my attention: Acting ...”
State Of Washington To Allow Gay Marriage
More On Three Parent IVF
“On Friday we posted about new research providing promise to those suffering from faulty mitochondria. ...”
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Three Parent IVF Procedure Holds Great Promise
“This new research holds great promise, now we just have to keep the politics out ...”
One Of The Tiniest Preemies Ever Goes Home
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Assisted Reproduction: The Importance Of An Estate Plan
“I strongly encourage anyone considering proceeding with any assisted reproduction arrangement to read this article ...”
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Desperate Measures That Taint An Entire Industry Yet Again
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New Marriages Down 5% in the U.S.
“The Pew Research Center recently issued the results of their analysis of census data showing ...”
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Enough With The Beyonce & Jay Z Surrogate Non-Story
“I am a bit short on time today, but what is up with this sordid ...”
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Worst Mother Of The Year Award: Liposuction And Pole Dancing Gifts To Seven Year Old Daughter
“Pole dancing and plastic surgery "gifts" for a seven year old. I kid you ...”
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Evolving Ethical Challenges in Ovum Donation: Medical, Legal, Psychological Perspectives
“For anyone interested, the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine ...”
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Close To The Infertility Holy Grail: Human Sperm Grown In A Lab
Solomonic Ruling In Florida Grants Custody Of Child To Both Lesbian Mothers
“It is refreshing to see 2012 start off on such a good note (even if ...”
A "Manifest Absurdity": Court Overturns Ruling Denying Rights To Biological Dad
2011
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Happy New Year, Happy New Laws
“I love reading about the new laws that come into effect January first.  This year ...”
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Facebook Post Saves Woman and Child
“The Washington Times reports that a woman in Sandy, Utah's life was saved because she ...”
Woman Fired For Being Artificially Inseminated
“The Huffington Post reports that Christa Dias, a teacher at a Catholic school in Ohio, ...”
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Rape Victim Ordered to Pay Her Attacker Alimony and Attorney's Fees
“Justice is sometimes a fine line.  Here, there is no fine line as clearly there ...”
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New Jersey Case Update: Gestational Carrier/Aunt Given Parental Visitation Rights
“Back in 2009, we blogged about this bizarre and unfortunate case out of New Jersey ...”
Child Delivered By Surrogate Denied Entry Into Canada
Facebook To Sue Mark Zuckerburg?
Serial Sperm Donor Faces Prospect of Significant Fines and Jail
“An interesting article from the San Francisco Chronicle about a man who has donated sperm ...”
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I.R.S. Denies Same-Sex Couples Legitimate Adoption Credit
“From the New York Times: Since the federal government does not recognize same-sex marriage, such couples ...”
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Owner Of Idaho Egg Donor Agency Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud
“Looks like Ms. Helgerson reconsidered her earlier not-guilty plea: An Idaho woman who operated a fertility ...”
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An Interesting Article On China's Divorce Rate and Law
“An estimated 5,00o couples per day file for divorce in China: Once a dirty word, divorce ...”
Infertility Tax Credit Pending Before the House
“Democratic Representative John Lewis from Georgia recently introduced a tax credit for infertility treatments that ...”
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Baby Blogging Friday
Bone Marrow Donors Can Now Be Compensated, *Sometimes*
“The Washington Post recently reported on an interesting decision by the 9th Circuit US court ...”
Ten Year Old Child Gives Birth
“In news of the completely horrifying, The Huffington Post has reported that a 10 year ...”
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A Hollow Call For A "New" Debate On Commercialized Surrogacy
“At the World Congress on Human Reproduction in Australia yesterday, Professor Guido Pennings called for ...”
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Addressing Embryo Disposition In Your Egg Donation Agreement
“My colleague, Amy Demma, has written a very informative article about the need to address ...”
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Doggone Texas Court!
“The Texas Lawyer has reported that the 2nd court of Appeals in Fort Worth has ...”
Irish Babies Delivered By Indian Surrogates Remain Stateless & Trapped In India
“We have blogged repeatedly about the perils of cross-border reproduction and, in particular, the difficulties ...”
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Insurance Company Ordered To Pay Surrogate's Medical Expenses
“Here is an update on the story we blogged about last month: The state insurance commissioner's ...”
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Surrogacy In China: The Commodifciation Of Children
“This is appalling on multiple levels: Surrogate motherhood, illegal in China, is booming throughout the country ...”
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Senate Panel Approves Repeal Of Defense Of Marriage Act
“It is about time: A Senate committee took historic action on Thursday against the Defense of ...”
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Update On Miracles Egg Donation
“A commenter to our blog was kind enough to share this information: Yes, people have contacted ...”
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In Vitro Fertlization MAY Be Linked To Ovarian Tumours
“There is a lot of concern about a new report suggesting that stimulating the ovaries ...”
PETA Sues SeaWorld For Whale "Slavery"
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Surrogate Mother Stuck With $217,000 Medical Bill?
“I intentionally added a question mark to the title of this post as it is ...”
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Bulgaria Legalizes Surrogacy
“Look out India and Ukraine, the field of cross-border reproduction just became more competitive: Sofia. The ...”
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South Africa Adopts Tougher International Surrogacy Rules
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British Think Tank Recommends Compoensating Egg Donors
“This is a welcome recommendation: Women who donate their eggs to research in the United Kingdom ...”
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Too Old To Be A Parent?
“I am happy to be able to host Marna Gatlin, founder and CEO of Parents ...”
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Altruistic Surrogate Sues Medical Clinic For Wrongful Termination
“So much for the Hippocratic Oath of do no harm and avoiding injustice: A Bozeman nurse ...”
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"Is My Son Gay" Phone Application Removed From Android Market
“Good riddance: The controversial "Is My Son Gay?" app has been pulled from the Android Market, ...”
A Primer On Egg Freezing
“CNN takes a look at the current technology: Freezing eggs for one's own future use has ...”
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Steve Jobs: 1955 - 2011
Cloned Human Embryo Used To Create Stem Cells
“An incredible medical breakthrough: Scientists at the New York Stem Cell Foundation Laboratory have reprogrammed an ...”
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Hello Siri, Goodbye Blackberry
“I have been a loyal Blackberry user for as long as I can remember. ...”
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More Perspective On Getting Inseminated At Starbucks
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When Your Best Friend Becomes Your Surrogate
“It is always refreshing to read stories like this in the mainstream media which typically ...”
Indian Surrogacy Dispute Resolved; Baby To Be Placed In Intended Father's Custody
“Here is an update on the case we reported about a couple of weeks ago: Ending ...”
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Sperm Now Available At Starbucks
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Can Transparency & Market-Forces Address The Growing Gamete Donation Problem?
“Professor Julie Shapiro makes a compelling case: Let’s suppose any sperm bank a man went to ...”
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Is There A Doctor In The House?
“How many doctors does it take to treat an allergy? Well, the New York ...”
Sep
30
Another View Of Surrogacy In India
“For anyone considering working with a surrogate in India, I encourage you to watch this ...”
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ACLU Challenges North Carolina's New Abortion Law
“The ACLU has just announced they are challenging North Carolina's new abortion law that requires ...”
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Baby Video Of The Day
“After all the heavy news of the past week, I thought this would be a ...”
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Following The Little Couple's Surrogacy Journey
“For those that watch The Little Couple on TLC, you know that my clients Bill ...”
South African Court Approves Same-Sex Surrogacy Contract
“I wish more states in America were as progressive as Johannesburg: The North Gauteng High Court ...”
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Never Too Old: Pregnant At 53
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Argentine Court Rules That Ex-Wife Cannot Use Embryos Created During Marriage
“A sound ruling from all appearances: A judicial ruling in Argentina says frozen embryos from a ...”
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When Are You Too Old To Be Parents?
“If you thought the Brazil situation was bad, take a look at this case involving ...”
Controversy In Brazil Over 61 Year Old's Pregnancy
“Undoubtedly there will be strong feelings on both sides of this story as it relates ...”
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Canadian Study: Surrogates Often Will Suffer Separation Anxiety And Depression
“I am looking forward to reviewing this report as the conclusions by these Canadian researchers ...”
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Egg & Sperm Donation: Yale Sociology Professor Looks Behind The Curtain
“Yale Sociology Professor, Rene Almeling, has just published a book entitled Sex Cells: The Medical ...”
Indian Surrogate Accused Of Blackmail
“Another disconcerting incident out of India: The city police are investigating a complaint filed by an ...”
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The Unmitigated Gall Of Miracles Egg Donation
“So while dozens of Egg Donors, Surrogates and Intended Parents who have been victimized by ...”
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British Couple Separates And Abandons Surrogate Pregnant With Their Twins
“This case represents yet another example of the risks that exist when you cut corners ...”
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Does Being A Father Make You Less Of A Man?
“The New York Times has a fascinating article this morning on the effect of fatherhood ...”
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Children Of Sperm Donors May Have Dozens Of Siblings
“The New York Times takes a look at sperm donation in their Sunday edition. ...”
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Mother Of Surrogate Twins Sues Employer For Denying Her Maternity Leave
“This presents a very interesting and novel challenge. I will be monitoring this case ...”
Aug
31
Transparent Tissue
Happy Ending To One Embryo Mix-Up Case
“Professor Julie Shapiro updates her readers on the status of Carolyn and Sean Savage: Anyway, a ...”
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Judge Responsible For Landmark Surrogacy Rulings Dies
“David Sills, Presiding Justice of the California Court of Appeals, 4th District, passed away last ...”
Miracles Egg Donation Has Closed Its Doors -- Or Has It? [Updated]
“We have received an email confirmation that Miracles Egg Donation, Inc. has shut down. ...”
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Surrogacy vs. Adoption: A Distinction With A Difference
“Professor Julie Shapiro has a very informative post considering the differences between surrogacy, adoption and ...”
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More Insight On How The Baby Trafficking Ring Unraveled
“Steven Snyder, Chair of the American Bar Association Assisted Reproductive Technology Committee, was kind enough ...”
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Disturbing Account About Ukranian Egg Donors
“The Ukraine has been in the news lately as a result of the revelations that ...”
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Israeli Court Approves Retrieval Of Dead Woman's Eggs
“An Israeli court has just approved the first case of posthumous oocyte retrieval in that ...”
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An Agency Owner Speaks Out
“Karen Synesiou, CEO of the Center For Surrogate Parenting, has made a statement regarding the ...”
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Short Term Fixes To Restore Confidence In The Surrogacy Community
“I was able to get a quick post up earlier today about the need for ...”
The AFA & The Need For Regulation
“The American Fertility Association just released a statement on the scandal that has rocked the ...”
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Physician Charged With Killing Partner & 2 Year Old Baby
“This is a particularly gruesome and disturbing story. I am only sharing it because ...”
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Resource To Track Genetic Origins Of The Babies Created From Trafficking Ring
“With the revelations of the Ukranian-United States baby selling ring now public, there are likely ...”
New York To Allow Genetic Mothers On Birth Certificates In Gestational Surrogacy Arrangements
“Lost in all the drama of the past week was an important decision out of ...”
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Another Perspective On The Baby Trafficking Scandal
“Pat Irwin Johnston is one of the country's preeminent advocates in the field of infertility ...”
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Moving Forward In The Aftermath Of The Baby Selling Ring
“It ocurred to me over the weekend that the reaction to the news of the ...”
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The Los Angeles Times Takes A Closer Look At The International Baby Trafficking Ring
“Alan Zarembo of the Los Angeles Times has just published the most comprehensive story yet ...”
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AAARTA: Baby Selling Case Is "Regretable"
“Earlier today I called upon professional organizations and their members to unequivocally condemn the activities ...”
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Criticism Of The Surrogates Caught Up In The Baby Selling Ring Is Unwarranted & Misplaced
“There has been much heated rhetoric over the past several days as people react to ...”
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Baby Blogging Friday
When Human Trafficking Is Not Human Trafficking
“Amidst the outrage over the guilty pleas entered by two prominent attorneys who admitted to ...”
1 comments
Prominent Reproductive Law Attorney Speaks Out About U.S./Ukrainian Baby-Selling Scheme
“Earlier this afternoon I shared a link to the statement made by the American Academy ...”
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Some Initial Thoughts On The International Baby Trafficking Ring
“I have been uncharacteristically silent on the news that two attorneys and another individual have ...”
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International Baby Selling Ring Broken; San Diego Attorney Pleads Guilty
“While horrifying and despicable on numerous levels, it is important to note that this case ...”
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The Plea Agreement In The International Baby Trafficking Ring
“For those interested in the specific factual basis that led to the guilty pleas, you ...”
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The Ethics Of Womb Donation & Transplantation
“A very provocative look at the bioethical issues involved in womb donation: Last month news broke ...”
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Australian Couple May Face Criminal Charges For Working With International Surrogate
“Talk about getting a bitter-sweet result: A Queensland couple who won the right to raise three ...”
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Serious Allegations Of Misconduct Leveled Against Miracles Egg Donation and Surrogacy, Inc.
“Yet another agency in our industry has been accused of impropriety involving the handling of ...”
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Israeli Supreme Court Approves Surrogacy Arrangement For A 4th Child
“This just out of Israel: The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a couple who ...”
1 comments
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ASRM Defends Ethics Of Egg Donor Compensation Cap In Recent Court Filing
“As we previously blogged about, a federal antitrust class action lawsuit was filed against the ...”
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IVF Facility Transfers Embryos Into The Wrong Patient
“After a brief vacation, we are back! Here is a very unsettling report out ...”
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Is Abortion A Moral Imperative Under Jewish Law?
“An interesting article by Bonnie Margulis on whether abortions are permitted under Jewish law: The Jewish ...”
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Deaf And Mute Gay Couple Has Twins With Help From An Indian Surrogate
“A heartwarming happy ending for this American couple who worked with a surrogate from India ...”
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Motherhood After 40
“You might have noticed that we added a new entry to our Blogroll, Flower Power ...”
Missing Teen Did Not Want To Be A Surrogate
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Israeli Feminist Organization Calling For Ban On Surrogacy
“Since surrogacy in Israel has been in the news, I thought I would pass along ...”
1 comments
Woman Becomes A Mother Two Years After Her Death
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President Obama Extends Protections To Gay Couples Under Medicaid
“Another barrier falls as we take a step closer to equality: The Obama administration is set ...”
Mother Uses Dead Son's Sperm To Become A Grandmother Of Four Babies
Baby Blogging Friday
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A Cure for AIDS?
“I've seen this article spring up on Facebook with some frequency this past week.  ...”
1 comments
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Spectacular Photos Of Chilean Volcano
Beginning Of The End Of Donor Anonymity
“While this article focuses upon the recent Supreme Court decision out of Canada, similar pressure ...”
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Posthumous Reproduction And The Inheritance Rights Of The Children
“ I wrote this piece in law school for my Wills & Trusts class.  ...”
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A Heart Warming Story For A Same-Sex Couple Who Worked With A Kentucky Surrogate
“Perhaps the barriers that previously defined what constituted a nuclear family are finally starting to ...”
Gay Marriage Polling And Public Opinion: Should It Influence Judicial Decisions?
“ Growing support for same-sex marriage may sway the Court in the Proposition 8 case.  In ...”
The New Culture War: Singleton Versus Multiple Pregnancy
“As a father of twins, I am biased. However, Dr. Alan Thornhill of The ...”
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Non-Jewish Sperm Can Lead To Barbarian Children
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Rabbi Argues Against Posthoumous Reproduction
“Hat tip to Professor Julie Shapiro for bringing this article to my attention. You ...”
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Update On Egg Donor Class Action Lawsuit
“There has been little news of late regarding the class action lawsuit initiated by an ...”
Practicing Yoga May Improve Your Chances To Get Pregnant
“While some might roll their eyes at the notion that practicing yoga might improve their ...”
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IVF Pioneer Accuses Fertility Clinics Of Price Gouging Infertility Patients
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Congratulations To Molly O'Brien!
South Australia Parliamentary Committee Recommends Ending Discrimination In Same-Sex Parenting
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Is Government Mandated Single Embryo Transfers A Good Idea?
“Currently, many couples undergoing IVF elect to proceed with a single embryo transfer to reduce ...”
1 comments
Baby Blogging On Friday The 13th!
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Woman Gets Probation For Buying Baby In Fake Surrogacy Scam
“I am definitely not of the lock 'em up and throw away the key mentality, ...”
1 comments
An Argument Against State Funded IVF
“To provide balance to the discussion of the propriety of state-sponsored or mandated insurance coverage ...”
Should IVF Only Be Available To The Wealthy?
“Infertility is a disease, yet many insurance companies do not offer coverage for this condition ...”
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So If You Thought Surrogacy In India Was Perilous, Check Out Ukraine
“Another day, another tragic situation involving an Intended Parent being denied entry back home with ...”
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After 6 Years Canadian Couple Can Return Home From India With Twins Delivered By A Surrogate
“If this does not frighten anyone considering working with a surrogate in India, nothing will: Their ...”
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I Want One Of These
“This looks like a blast (and seeing my hometown of Miami in this video is ...”
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The Case For Egg Donor Contracts
“My friend Meryl Rosenberg answers the question, "Myth or Fact: Are Egg Donor Agreements Necessary?" ...”
2 comments
A Law Professor Comments On the Egg Donor Class Action Lawsuit
“Professor Julie Shapiro took a look at the donor compensation issue last year following an ...”
A Different Take On The Class Action Lawsuit Brought By An Egg Donor Alleging Price Fixing
“Darlene Pinkerton, owner of A Perfect Match, shares her views on the recent lawsuit ...”
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The Los Angeles Times Looks At The Perils Of Surrogacy In India
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Is Preconception Genetic Testing An Objectionable Form Of Eugenics?
“A couple of weeks ago we took a look at the issue of government promoted ...”
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Class Action Lawsuit Filed By Egg Donor Alleging Price Fixing & Anticompetitive Business Practices
“I will comment more on this case later, but wanted to at least get the ...”
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Bill To Allow Compensated Surrogacy In Washington State Is Gutted
“Disappointing news out of Washington where a bill that would have permitted compensated surrogacy was ...”
Federal Court Of Appeals Rules That Gay Dads Are Not Entitled To Have Both Names On Their Child's Birth Certificate
“Discrimination remains alive and well in the South. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court ...”
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Court Ruling: Intended Parents To Pay Child Support To Traditional Surrogate Who Kept Their Baby
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Is Race A Social Concept Or Scientific One?
“A geneticist provides his account of a debate that asked the question, "Is there ...”
British Woman Gives Birth To Her Cousin
“Nothing quite as scandalous as the headline suggests. Rather a feel-good surrogacy arrangement in ...”
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Court Of Appeal Rules That Twins Born By An American Surrogate Are Not Entitled To French Citizenship
“A very troubling ruling out of France that might dissuade other French couples struggling with ...”
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Government Promoted Eugenics: Children Should Be Gentically Screened Before They Have Sex
“Talk about a euphemism - "Preconception Genetic Testing". This is sure to stir up ...”
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Another Day At The Beach At Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
“I am not a nuclear scientist, but this just strains credulity: Three men working near the ...”
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Fukushima Evacuees Allege Discrimination Similar To That Afflicted Upon Hiroshima and Nagasaki Survivors
“This is unconscionable: Rescue teams from two prefectures rejected requests last week to help move patients ...”
Lest We Forget The Victims Of The Earthquake & Tsunami In Japan
More on the Fukushima Fifty
Surrogate Mother Arrested For Theft
“While aberrational, this is instructive on the perils of matching with a surrogate on the ...”
Fukushima Global Fallout Dispersion Model
“Fukishima radiation dispersion map courtesy of Zero Hedge: Below we present the latest one out of ...”
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Radioactive Iodine Exceeding Limit For Infants Detected In Tap Water In Tokyo
“I just do not understand how this ongoing catastrophe is receiving so little media attention. ...”
South Dakota Law Now Requires 72 Hour Wait Before Undergoing An Abortion
“You can expect this law will be challenged on constitutional grounds: South Dakota's governor signed into ...”
Another Inconceivable Image From The Japan Earthquake & Tsunami
Inspiring Story About The Children In A Tiny Fishing Village Who Overcame The Longest Odds
“What a moving story: ”
First "Gay Only" Fertility Clinic Opens In The UK
The Enormity Of The Tsunami That Struck Japan & The Fukushima Nuclear Plants
"Take Home Baby" Programs In Developing Countries A Flourishing Industry
“A Swiss media outlet takes a critical look at reproductive tourism: Buying a baby is quite ...”
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Victim Of SPCT Business Practices Shares More Of Her Personal Story
“Last week we shared the inredibly moving account of one of the victims who alleged ...”
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To The Victims Of Surrogate Parenting Center Of Texas
“As many of our readers know, we have been following the allegations leveled against Surrogate ...”
Proposed Puerto Rico Bill That Would Have Criminalized Compensated Surrogacy & Egg Donation Dies In Committee
“Good news out of Puerto Rico as proposed legislation which would have criminalized compensated gamete ...”
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Baby Blogging Friday
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A Different Perspective On Gay Surrogacy In India
“As readers of this blog know, we have been covering the ongoing debate about the ...”
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New Jersey Baby Delivered By A Surrogate Has No Mother According To Court Of Appeal
“I am going to withhold comment on this opinion until I have some more information ...”
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Malaysia Bans Surrogacy
“Surrogacy is now banned in Malaysia as a result of a 2008 fatwa: Surrogacy is forbidden ...”
More Troubling Allegations Leveled Against Surrogate Parenting Center of Texas And Merritt Patterson
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Bill Being Considered In Washington State Will Permit Compensated Surrogacy
“A bill that would allow compensated surrogacy in Washington State for all couples, regardless of ...”
Feb
28
NSW Law Outlawing Overseas Surrogacy Goes Into Effect Today
Legal Path To Parenthood Much Easier For Men
“Professor Julie Shapiro has an excellent post from this weekend highlighting the archaic and discriminatory ...”
Park Cities People Does Puff Piece on Patterson & Surrogate Parenting Center of Texas
“I just read the Park Cities People (PCP) article on Merritt Patterson and Surrogate Parenting ...”
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Florida Woman At Center Of Same Sex Custody Battle Was Not An Egg Donor
“She is the genetic mother and ex-partner of the birth mom, but what she is ...”
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Baby Blogging Friday
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Update On Park Cities News' Report On SPCT & Merritt Patterson
“Unfortunately, I have little additional information to add at the moment as, curiously, Park Cities ...”
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India To Prohibit Same Sex Surrogacy & Further Limit Who Can Use A Surrogate
“With the The Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Regulation Bill 2010 being sent to the Law ...”
New Jersey Rejects Maternity Rights Of A Woman Who Had Child Through Surrogacy
“Yet again, New Jersey demonstrates just how regressive it is when it comes to the ...”
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Park Cities News Publishes Its Report On Merritt Patterson & Surrogate Parenting Center Of Texas
“While the story is not yet available online, Park Cities News has teased its upcoming ...”
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Men Who 'Imported' Uzbekistani Women To Work As Surrogates Receive Probation
“We go from Thailand to Taipei: Taipei District Court Tuesday gave probations to three men who ...”
Baby Trafficking Ring In Thailand Shut Down
“This self-proclaimed "eugenics surrogate" operation has been busted by Thai police: BANGKOK — Fourteen Vietnamese women, ...”
More Insight On Surrogacy In India
“Our comment section is often a treasure trove of invaluable information. I wanted to ...”
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India Investigating Gay Surrogacy Arrangements
“A week ago, the birth of twins to a same-sex couple from Spain was being ...”
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Advocacy Group Formed To Oppose Recently Enacted Australian Surrogacy Laws
“Welcome news from the land down under as Australians are fighting back against the new ...”
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Another Look At Egg Freezing
“As the egg freezing technology continues to improve, women now have another option available to ...”
Baby Blogging Friday
Father Of Triplets Who Temporarily Lost Custody To Surrogate Mother Dies
“We previously blogged about Cleveland State University professor James Flynn whose triplets were allowed to ...”
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At Least Two Judgments Against Surrogate Parenting Center Of Texas And Merritt Patterson
“We have been provided with some additional information regarding Surrogate Parenting Center of Texas and ...”
Operator of Mid-West Egg Donation Pleads Not Guilty
“Following up on an earlier blog post, Janae Helgerson, the operator of Mid-West Egg ...”
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Surrogate Parenting Center Of Texas: The Unreported Side Of The Story
“We have been following the antics of Surrogate Parenting Center of Texas since September of ...”
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More Information Forthcoming On Surrogate Parenting Center Of Texas?
“This should be interesting: By this time, I’m probably not breaking any news to anybody, but ...”
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In South Dakota, Killing An Abortion Doctor May Become "Justifiable Homicide"
“A proposed bill being considered in South Dakota could redefine "justifiable homicide" to potentially ...”
The Perils Of International Surrogacy: A Look At The UK
“A great article on the risks of proceeding with a surrogacy arrangement in the UK: The ...”
Update On Surrogate Parenting Center Of Texas: MSM Now Reporting On Situation
“Back in September we reported on troubling allegations we heard from clients of Surrogate Parenting ...”
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South Dakota Rejects Proposed Law That Would Have Outlawed Surrogacy
“Some good news out of the Mount Rushmore State as the South Dakota House Judiciary ...”
Attorney General of NSW Clarifies Exemption To New Surrogacy Law
“There has been some confusion as to a key exemption in New South Wales Surrogacy ...”
Australia To Mandate Donor Registries?
“An Australian Senate Committee is considering, among other things, legislation that will create national ...”
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The Debate Over International Surrogacy Continues
“Another look at the burgeoning reproductive tourism industry: Victor and Mary Hui-Wee, who were having no ...”
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Moralism & Reproduction: What Should Be Regulated?
“I came across this provocative critique on the role of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology ...”
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Baby Blogging Friday
Maryland To Consider Regulating Surrogacy
“A Maryland State Senator is proposing to form a commission to study surrogacy and promulgate ...”
2 comments
Owner Of Idaho Egg Donor Agency Indicted For Multiple Counts Of Wire Fraud Arising Out Of Failure To Pay Egg Donors
“It is about time that law enforcement starts prosecuting agencies like this: An Idaho woman has ...”
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Liberal Eugenics: An Argument For Human Enhancement
“Professor Julie Shapiro at Related Topics has another interesting blog post, this time about how ...”
This Day In History: The First Recorded Birth From An Embryo Transfer
“The world's first baby born from an embryo transfer took place twenty-seven years ago today ...”
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For More Than Two Years, Son Of Gay Belgium Couple Trapped In Ukrainian Orphanage Because Of Surrogacy Ban
“We have chronicled a number of situations where babies delivered by surrogates were denied visas ...”
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Proposed Legislation In South Dakota Could Criminalize All Surrogacy Arrangements
“Steve Snyder, Chair of the ABA Assisted Reproductive Technology Committee, brought this proposed law to ...”
Jan
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British High Court Allows Traditional Surrogate To Keep Baby
“My colleague, Amy Demma, brought this decision to my attention: A UK surrogate who changed her ...”
Single Motherhood At 45 Years Old With The Assistance Of A Sperm Donor
Update On That Icelandic Couple Stranded In India With Their Baby
“Earlier this month we blogged about Icelandic parents who were trapped in India with their ...”
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Does Admitted Baby Kidnapper Ann Pettway Deserve Our Sympathy?
Will Loophole In New Indian Regulations Allow Gay Surrogacy?
“A commenter to our blog made an important point: The law will still allow single people ...”
Baby Blogging Friday
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Will New Surrogacy Laws In India Bar Gay Couples From Pursuing Surrogacy?
“Earlier this week we blogged about the the Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Regulation Bill of ...”
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Two Men & A Baby Treated As Pornography At Arkansas Grocery Chain
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India Considering New Legislation That Will Regulate Surrogacy
“The Indian Health Ministry has completed its drafting of the Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Regulation ...”
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Do The Dearly Departed Deserve To Be Recognized As Dads?
“Professor Julie Shapiro has another provocative post, this time re-visiting the issue of posthumous parenthood. ...”
Judge Recommends That Octo-Doc Receive 5 Years' Probation
“So while the Octomom, Nadya Suleman, is busy filming herself spanking a grown man in ...”
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Mother To Freeze Eggs So Child Can One Day Be A Mother
“While some might find this distasteful, I applaud the foresight of Ms. Jarvis to provide ...”
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Icelandic Couple Remains Stranded In India With Baby Born Via Surrogacy
“As more couples look towards India to have a child via surrogacy, problems like this ...”
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Brazil Approves In Vitro Fertilization For Same Sex Couples
“Could 2011 be the year of equality? To end 2010, President Barack Obama signed ...”
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A Real Life, Rags To Riches Story
“What a wonderful, feel-good story right out of a Horatio Alger's novel: Apparently Mr. Williams just ...”
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North Carolina Supreme Court Voids Same-Sex Adoptions
“Professor Julie Shapiro alerted me to this very unfortunate decision out of North Carolina: North Carolina's ...”
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Landmark Australian Decision: There Is More To Being A Parent Than Biology
“A couple of weeks ago, the NSW Parliament passed a surrogacy bill that was a ...”
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Surrogate Parenting Center Of Texas Has Suddenly Shut Down Leaving Intended Parents, Surrogates & Egg Donors In Precarious Situations
“We have been able to confirm that Surrogate Parenting Center of Texas has ceased operations. ...”
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More Fallout From Australia's New Surrogacy Bill That Criminalizes International Commercial Arrangements
“The criticism continues in the wake of New South Wales new legislation on surrogacy: The Surrogacy ...”
Same Sex Custody Battle In Canada Over Child Born By Surrogate To Set New Precedent
“A groundbreaking case in Canada: The fight between two Calgary gay ex-lovers over custody of their ...”
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Australia: NSW Parliament Approves New Surrogacy Law
More Progess In The UK: British Woman To Be A Surrogate For Gay Brother And Partner
“It's about time: A woman is set to make history in the UK by acting as ...”
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Oct
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Roman Catholic Church Threatens Excommunication of Polish Politicians Over Plans To Liberalize IVF
“It seems that the Roman Catholic Church is none to pleased about Polish plans to ...”
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Making The Case To Increase Donor Compensation In The UK
“There has been an ongoing debate in the United Kingdom about the appropriate amount to ...”
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Cheaper By The Dozen: Octo-Doc Transferred 12 Embryos Into Nadya Suleman
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"Surrogate" Arrested For Theft Of Genetic Materials Belonging To New Zealand Couple
“I wish these scams were aberrational, but unfortunately they are not. Yet again, it ...”
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Judicial Ombudsman Assails Israeli Judge For Homophobia In Handling Of Surrogacy Case
“Justice delayed may be justice denied, but I suspect Dan Goldberg is happy to have ...”
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"Bonfire Of The Quangos" Brings About The End Of The HFEA In The UK
“The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has been shut down as part of budget ...”
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Children Are Blessings - Unless You Need IVF
“The long overdue award of the Nobel Prize for Medicine to Robert Edwards for pioneering ...”
An Argument Against Government Mandated Infertility Coverage
“A commenter to this blog disagrees with my take on insurance coverage for infertility patients: While ...”
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Surrogate Refuses To Abide By Intended Parents Wishes To Abort Pregnancy
“One of the most difficult issues any Intended Parent and Surrogate have to deal with ...”
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Spain Reverses Course & Will Allow Registration of Children Born To International Surrogates
“Last month we reported on a ruling out of Spain in which a court annulled ...”
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Government Mandated Disclosure For Egg & Sperm Donation?
“Apparently there is a school of thought out there that birth certificates should reflect the ...”
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Father Of IVF, Professor Robert Edwards, Wins The Nobel Prize For Medicine
“Robert Edwards, the British-born physiologist who, along with Dr. Patrick Steptoe, pioneered In Vitro Fertilization, ...”
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Sep
30
Abortion Opponents Suffer Setback On Colorado's Personhood Amendment
“For the second time in as many years, Colorado will have on their ballot an ...”
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Are All Parents Created Equally?
“Professor Julie Shapiro has a very thought provoking post about whether there ought to be ...”
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Is Surrogate Parenting Center Of Texas Out Of Business?
“For the past couple of weeks I have been attempting to collect past due ...”
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Appellate Court Strikes Down Florida's Ban On Gay Adoption
“An Appellate Court has found that Florida's prohibition on gay and lesbian parents from adopting ...”
Correlation Between IVF & Better Standardized Test Scores In School?
“A new study suggests that children conceived through IVF outperform their peers in standardized testing: Children ...”
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Human Egg Harvesting Ring Cracked
“This is very disturbing: Police in Attica on Saturday arrested five suspects, one of them a ...”
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Court In Spain Annuls Registration Of Twins Born To An American Surrogate
“A very disconcerting decision out of Valencia, Spain whose ramifications might be broader than originally ...”
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Cross-Border Reproduction Poses Risks
“The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and the International Federation of Fertility ...”
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Is IVF Safe?
“Surely a loaded question and one too snarky to truly answer in any meaningful way. ...”
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Same-Sex Couple In Australia Paying $80,000 For Two Surrogates In India?
“Something about this story does not quite add up: They are believed to be the first ...”
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Parents Of Triplets Born By A Surrogate Sue Hospital For Invasion Of Privacy
“An interesting medical invasion of privacy claim out of Illinois: Surrogate parents of newborn triplets claim ...”
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Teenager Speaks About Being Conceived With The Help Of An Egg Donor
“One of the most discussed issues in this field is disclosure. More specifically, whether ...”
Debunking The Link Between Egg Donors & Prostitutes
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Study Reveals That Infertile Couples Have A More Negative Attitude Toward The Use Of Donor Sperm Than Donor Eggs
“Professor Julie Shapiro reflects on a recent study finding that infertile couples view donor eggs ...”
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UK Considering Increasing Donor Compensation - But Is It Enough?
“Welcome news out of the United Kingdom: The body that regulates fertility treatment in the UK ...”
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Burgeoning Surrogacy Industry In China Raising Legal & Moral Issues
The Possible Anti-Competitive Impact Of California's New Surrogacy Law
“My apologies for the stream of consciousness series of posts about the new statute that ...”
No Words To Describe
“This video of Bollywood merged with pole dancing is a must-see. The gymnast performing ...”
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More Thoughts On California's New Law Regulating Surrogacy Facilitators' Trust Funds
“To follow-up on our earlier post, a few other questions (and observations) have come to ...”
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California Enacts New Law Dealing With Surrogate Agencies Handling Of Client Trust Funds
“Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger just signed into law AB 2426 which will significantly impact how surrogate ...”
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Engineering The Womb For Sexual Orientation?
“A fascinating article in the Los Angeles Times discusses a controversial medical treatment being used ...”
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High School Girls In India Serving As Egg Donors
“This is very troubling and why the ASRM guidelines tshould be universally adopted and stringently ...”
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First Test Tube Baby Has Baby Of Her Own
Baby Hitler Gets A New Home
“I'm sure not too much deliberation had to take place before this ruling: A New Jersey ...”
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Australia Considering Additional Laws To Recognize Parental Rights Of Children Born Via Surrogacy
“Promising news out of Australia for both straight and gay parents using either a domestic ...”
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Could Posthumous Egg Donation Ever Be Morally Acceptable?
“Could posthumous egg donation ever be morally justified? Under the right circumstances, in my ...”
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French Twins Born To Surrogate In India Placed In Foster Care; Gay Father Jailed
“We have recently documented a number of problems experienced by Intended Parents from Germany, Israel, ...”
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Surrogacy In India A Form Of Neocolonialism?
“That is the argument being made by Venkatesan Vemb: What makes India a preferred destination for ...”
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Embryos "Donated" Without Consent Resulting In The Birth Hundreds Of Children
“A very disturbing report out of the Telegraph that is similar to the UC Irvine ...”
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SurroGenesis, Tonya Collins & Holly Kahle Back In Business Together?
“Could SurroGenesis, Tonya Collins and Holly Kahle really be a phoenix rising from the ashes ...”
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To Know Or Not To Know: Navigating The Early Decisions When Pursuing Egg Donation
“The American Fertility Association has an excellent primer on one of the first decisions an ...”
Photo Of The Day: Piazza Navona
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Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling Prevents Insurers From Denying Benefits To Surrogates
“The Wisconsin Supreme Court just handed down what might turn out to be a landmark ...”
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OctoDoc Facing More Charges From California Medical Board
“The fallout from Nadya Suleman's octuplet pregnancy continues: The Medical Board of California has accused the ...”
Jun
15
Google Baby
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"Does IVF Promote Objectification of Unborn Life?"
“That is the question being asked over at Secondhand Smoke as a result of a ...”
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IVF Pregnancies & The Surprising Rate Of Abortions
“A fascinating article from the Times Online that gives some context to our blog entry ...”
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Birds & Bees: The Conservative Version
“I wish I had more time to comment on this editorial by Ross Douhat, but ...”
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Do Genetics Make A Parent?
“Does Genetics Make A Parent? I am sure the initial response of most people to this ...”
Needle Free Injections Using Lasers - Welcome To The World Of Star Trek
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Iceland To Allow Donor Eggs & Sperm For Singles & Gay Couples
“A welcome development: Single women, gay couples and heterosexual couples who both suffer from fertility issues ...”
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Blood Flow In Embryo Seen For The First Time
“Fascinating new video capturing the moment that blood begins to flow in a zebrafish embryo: According ...”
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Ending 'Don't ask, don't tell' would undermine religious liberty???
“Those are not my words but rather Tony Perkin's in a bizarre, poorly-considered, homophobic rant ...”
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Marriage Inequality: Iowa Refuses To Enter Married Lesbian Parents As Mothers On Child's Birth Certificate
“Professor Julie Shapiro has more: So now that same sex couples can marry in Iowa, they’d ...”
Convict Seeking Access To IVF Treatment While In Prison
“This will be an interesting discrimination case to follow out of Australia: A prisoner should ...”
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Holy Sinkhole!
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The Repeal of DADT & The Party Of No (For Nonsense)
“Yesterday the House of Representatives and the Senate Armed Services Committee finally approved the repeal ...”
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An Anthropologist Looks At What Motivates Surrogates
IVF Treatment Funding Shortfall In UK
“Seems that there are some budgetary problems at the moment in Wales leading to insufficient ...”
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The Case For Compensated Egg & Sperm Donation
“There has been much discussion lately regarding the propriety of compensating women to donate their ...”
German Twins Born To Indian Surrogate Finally Get To Go Home
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India Likely To Adjust Surrogacy Laws After Intended Parents Experience Immigration Problems
“Following difficulties with a German couple, a single man from Japan and a single gay ...”
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Dan Goldberg Returning Home To Israel With Twins From India
“After numerous battles and the intervention of the Israeli Prime Minister, Dan Goldberg is finally ...”
More On Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly Preston & Celebrities Right To Privacy
“My colleague, Amy Demma, has a wonderful blog post up in which she ties her ...”
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Live In A Red State? If So, You Are More Likely To Get Divorced
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New York Post Shamelessly Attacks Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick Over Surrogate Mother
“The New York Post takes journalism to a new low by publishing a hit piece ...”
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Lesbian Motherhood
“Salon interviews Amie Klempnauer Miller about her memoir, She Looks Just Like You: ...”
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Deadly Delivery: Maternal Mortality Rate Rising In The United States
“The rate of death among women delivering babies has doubled in the last 10 years: Each ...”
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Fertility Meds, IVF & Premature Delivery Increase Risk For Autism?
“The research is still preliminary, but there appears to be a link: Children whose mothers took ...”
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Move Over India, Surrogacy Replacing International Adoption from Guatemala
“Very disturbing report: Since the turn of the Millennium, approximately 200,000 children have been adopted from ...”
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Another Perspective On The Ethical Implications Of Compensated Egg Donation
“Professor Julie Shapiro continues to focus on the issue of egg donation. I recommend ...”
New Report Recommends Elective Single Embryo Transfer
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More Thoughts On Egg Donation
“For a refreshing change, take a look at this thoughtful post (and the comments) on ...”
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Jewish Law & Egg Donation
“We have previously written on the conundrum facing Jewish parents who need the assistance of ...”
Surrogacy: Jerusalem Post Unloads Upon Judge Responsible For Denying Gay Father The Right To Bring Home His Twins From India
“Kudos to the Jerusalem Post for this compelling editorial decrying the homophobic decision by an ...”
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SurroGenesis Fallout? California Considering Legislation To Regulate The Operation of Surrogacy Trust Accounts
“Here is the text of proposed legislation in California that would regulate the practice ...”
Do Blonde Egg Donors Have More Fun & Drive Nicer Cars?
“Professor Julie Shapiro weighs in on last night's ABC News story with some perceptive observations: Why ...”
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ABC "News" Report On Egg Donation Panders To The Lowest Common Denominator
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Attorneys Too Optimistic About Case Outcomes
“A very interesting study by Elizabeth Loftus, a University of California-Irvine psychologist and law professor: “The ...”
More Media Outlets Scrutinizing Egg Donor Compensation
“It sure did not take long for other media outlets to pile on: So, egg donation ...”
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ABC News with Diane Sawyer Reporting On The Egg Donation Industry Tonight
“Following The Old Gray Lady's report on egg donation, it should come as no surprise ...”
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The New York Times Looks At Payments Offered To Egg Donors
“A little late to the party, but the New York Times provides a balanced look ...”
Protest Vigil In Israel To Be Held For Twins Stuck In India
Baby Morals: Nature Or Nurture?
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Being Pregnant Part-Time?
“I thought I would end the week on a lighthearted note. If you take ...”
Progress In Australia On The Surrogacy Front
“Years ago, I was invited to speak in Sydney and Melbourne on assisted reproductive choice ...”
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Arizona: Institutionalized Racism & Xenophobia Or Good Education Policy?
“Hat Tip to Ken Mosesian of the American Fertility Organization for finding this shocking story: Its ...”
Lack Of Sperm & Egg Donors Forcing British Citizens To Look Elsewhere
“A shortage of egg and sperm donors in the U.K. has left those struggling with ...”
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Not-So-Genius Egg Donor Advertisement
“I just stumbled upon this website containing a solicitation for a "Genius Asian Egg Donor". ...”
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CNN To Air Documentary On Same-Sex Surrogacy
Summary Of Pending Assisted Reproduction Legislation
“Richard Vaughn of the National Fertility Law Center has posted a great summary of some ...”
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India Makes One-Time Exception For German Twins Born To Indian Surrogate
“Finally, some light at the end of the tunnel: The Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA) has ...”
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India To Outlaw Same-Sex Surrogacy?
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The Debate On Egg Donor Compensation Continues
“Professor Julie Shapiro weighs in on the issue of compensated egg donation: First, some general context ...”
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The Ethical Dilemmas Caused By Google, Facebook & Other Social Media Sites
“The Los Angeles Times takes a fascinating look into some of the medical and psychological ...”
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"Old Gay Bones"
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Google Baby
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About That Uproar Over Egg Donor Compensation
“One of my favorite bloggers, Pam Madsen, provides a compelling retort to the brouhaha ...”
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Surrogacy, Baby Selling Or Something Else?
“Something does not quite add up with this story out of Wisconsin: Denise Novotny, a woman ...”
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Has Google Brought An End to Anonymous Egg & Sperm Donation?
“The internet has been a boon for the infertility industry. Beyond just the ability ...”
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Same Sex Couple First To Get Both Names On Child's Birth Certificate In The UK
“Another step towards equal rights: A lesbian couple who had a child through sperm donation have ...”
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3 Genetic Providers Better than 2 When It Comes To IVF?
“It used to be said that 2 is company and 3 a crowd. Maybe ...”
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UK Attorneys Express Concerns About Overseas Commercial Surrogacy Arrangements
“While I do not believe there has been a sea change in UK law, it ...”
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Mar
26
Oklahoma Egg Donor Bill Tabled For This Session
“After hearing this news, all I can say is "You're doin' fine, Oklahoma!": A bill that ...”
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Judge: Do You, Ms. Victim, Take This Defendant To Be Your Lawfully Wedded Husband?
“They say fact is stranger than fiction and this case certainly proves the point. ...”
Israel Opposing Same-Sex Surrogacy
“Israel's surrogacy law should not apply to gay couples according to the State Prosecution in ...”
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Surrogacy & Brothels Make Strange Bedfellows
“What does the surrogate industry have in common with Nevada's Chicken Ranch? Well, according ...”
Bizarre Rail Service Ad
Egg Donor Programs Routinely Exceeding ASRM Compensation Guidelines
“Disappointing, but not surprising: Many egg donation agencies and private couples routinely exceed compensation recommendation ...”
The Perils Of Doing Surrogacy In Poland
“Word of caution to those considering using a Polish surrogate agency: Poland’s first “baby store” has ...”
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We Get Mail
“From a reader who did not take kindly to my last post: Dear Spin doctor: (such ...”
Quote Of The Day
“New York Times Op-Ed Columnist, Bob Herbert, unloads: Some of the images from the run-up to ...”
States To Challenge Mandated Auto Insurance?
“Infuriated over the passage of health care reform, a dozen states announced plans to file ...”
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Country First? Not So Much
Why Altruistic Egg Donation Cannot Be The Only Answer
“Alison Motluk of The Walrus has a must-read article on the failures of Canada's fertility ...”
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SurroGenesis Update - Where The Term "Law Enforcement" Has Become An Oxymoron
“A year has passed since we first reported on the SurroGenesis scandal. In what ...”
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Same-Sex Couples Can Now Tie The Knot In Washington, D.C.
“ Washington D.C. has just joined New Hampshire, Iowa, Massachusetts, Vermont and Connecticut as jurisdictions that ...”
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India Willing To Relax Adoption Laws To Assist Stateless German Twins Born to Indian Surrogate
“Finally, some positive news for the German couple whose twins have been denied citizenship in ...”
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Arizona's Proposed Egg Donor Legislation: A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing
“There is some disturbing proposed legislation in Arizona that would ban compensated egg donation. ...”
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Michigan Surrogate Defends Her Decision To Keep Twins On Dr. Phil Show
How Many Frozen Embryos Are Enough?
“A new study surprisingly finds that many women who successfully became pregnant after proceeding with ...”
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The Little Couple And Surrogacy
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Surrogate Or Wife? India Court To Decide
“This is a novel argument: A businessman in the city locked in a dispute with a ...”
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Indiana Court Of Appeals Hears Oral Arguments On Gestational Surrogacy Case
“If the reporting is accurate, it looks as if the justices were favorably disposed to ...”
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Britain Suffering From Sperm Shortage
“Troubling news out of Britain for those who need donor sperm and eggs: A DRASTIC lack ...”
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Industry Professionals & Intended Parents Beware Of A New Scam
“We have received a number reports about professionals in the industry receiving emails from an ...”
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Surrogacy Scandal Epidemic Continuing: More Troubling Allegations Regarding Bala Surrogacy
“We have previously blogged about allegations of impropriety at Bala Surrogacy, operated by the former ...”
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Wall Street Journal Takes A Belated Look At Surrogacy
“The Wall Street Journal just got around to reporting on the New Jersey surrogacy case ...”
Germany Refuses To Grant Visas To Twins Born To An Indian Surrogate. Adoption Next?
“More bad news out of Germany and India, though there might be a possible resolution ...”
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