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Assembling the Global Baby
WSJ online ^ | December 10, 2010 | Tamara Audi and Arlene Chang

Posted on 12/14/2010 4:55:32 PM PST by lastchance

"...Mr. Rupak is a pioneer in a controversial field at the crossroads of reproductive technology and international adoption. Prospective parents put off by the rigor of traditional adoptions are bypassing that system by producing babies of their own—often using an egg donor from one country, a sperm donor from another, and a surrogate who will deliver in a third country to make what some industry participants call "a world baby."

"...Mr. Rupak is learning to navigate the uncharted nature of his field—the stateless babies, the ethical complexities. His expansion to Greece, a European Union member nation, is specifically intended to lessen the likelihood of the passport problem for European parents-to-be.

Some of his own clients have faced the abortion decision, Mr. Rupak says. "Sometimes they find the money" to pay for more children than they expected, he says. After all, they went to such lengths. And if they decide otherwise, Mr. Rupak says, 'We don't judge.'"

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: babies; bioethics; surrogates
Very chilling. How this is not a form of slavery escapes me.
1 posted on 12/14/2010 4:55:35 PM PST by lastchance
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To: lastchance

It’s time for me to die—I’ve seen/heard it all now..............

2 posted on 12/14/2010 5:44:27 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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