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  • End Third-Party Conception Arrangements: Tangle of moral wrongs beset surrogate motherhood.

    08/11/2014 5:29:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    National Review ^ | 08/11/2014 | By Jennifer Lahl
    I'm no fan of third-party reproduction. Anybody who reads my writings or who has watched any of the three documentary films I have produced on the topic knows that these arrangements in my view are fraught with medical, ethical, and legal problems that affect women and the children they produce in negative ways. Take the breaking news of Baby Gammy in Thailand: The surrogate mother was carrying twins for the intended parents and did not know until late in her pregnancy that Baby Gammy had Down syndrome; allegedly the parents did not want the disabled child and asked the surrogate...
  • Thai surrogate mother refused to abort Down Syndrome baby

    08/04/2014 5:43:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    ucanews ^ | Juarawee Kittsilpa
    A Thai surrogate mother left with one twin by his Australian biological parents after the child was born with Down Syndrome said on Sunday she was not informed of his condition until late in her pregnancy. Pattaramon Janbua said her doctors, the surrogacy agency and the baby's parents knew he was disabled at four months but did not inform her until the seventh month when the agency asked her - at the parents' request - to abort the disabled fetus. Pattaramon, 21, told Reuters Television she refused the abortion on religious grounds and carried both him and his twin sister...
  • Texas Gay Fathers Denied Legal Recognition of Twin Sons Born Through Surrogate

    06/20/2014 10:09:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/20/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Two gay fathers in Texas have been denied legal recognition of their twin sons, born through a surrogate mother, because same-sex marriage is not legal in the state. While the fathers are petitioning to be placed on the birth certificates, conservative group Family Research Council has argued that the case should not serve as a "back-door" for redefining marriage. "Family Research Council supports the parental rights of anyone who is a biological parent, regardless of their marital or relationship status," Peter Sprigg, senior fellow at FRC, told The Christian Post in an email on Thursday. "However, we believe that second-parent...
  • Bobby Jindal: Surrogate motherhood lessens ‘the way we value human life’

    06/03/2014 9:49:58 AM PDT · by topher · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon Jun 02, 2014 17:43 EST | Dustin Siggins
    BATON ROUGE, LA, June 2, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- For the second time in as many years, Governor Bobby Jindal has vetoed a bill that would have made it legal to enter into a contract with a surrogate mother in Louisiana. Both vetoes took place despite enormous support in the state legislature. In his veto letter Jindal, who is Catholic and considered a likely GOP presidential candidate in 2016, said he had concerns about "how this legislation impacts the way we value human life."
  • Made In The USA: Childless Chinese Turn To American Surrogates

    04/22/2014 5:46:55 AM PDT · by Theoria · 9 replies
    NPR ^ | 21 April 2014 | Frank Langfitt
    Chinese couples who are unable to have children are turning to a surprising place for help these days: America. By hiring American surrogates, Chinese couples get around a ban on surrogacy in China, as well as the country's birth limits. It also guarantees their children something many wealthy Chinese want these days: a U.S. passport. Tony Jiang and his wife, Cherry, live in Shanghai and couldn't have children naturally. First, they turned to underground hospitals in China for surrogacy. It didn't go well. Jiang says one of the surrogates ran away. "It was almost Chinese New Year's break. She became...
  • ECJ to give opinion on case of Irish woman who had child by surrogate

    09/29/2013 10:23:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Fri, Sep 27, 2013, 07:37 | Suzanne Lynch
    The European Court of Justice will today issue a legal opinion on a landmark case involving an Irish teacher who claims she was unfairly denied paid adoption or maternity leave following the birth of her child through a surrogacy arrangement. In April 2010, a surrogate mother in California gave birth to a child for the woman, known as Ms. Z, and her husband. Although Ms. Z has healthy ovaries and is otherwise fertile, she has no uterus and cannot support a pregnancy. During the surrogate pregnancy, Ms. Z applied to her school for adoption leave, but was refused paid leave...
  • Woman paid to be a surrogate mother refuses parents' wishes to have an abortion

    03/05/2013 1:46:24 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2013 | James Nye
    The unforeseen consequences of any surrogacy were laid bare when a woman paid $22,000 to have a Connecticut couple's baby fled across the country to save the unborn child's life when they demanded she abort the pregnancy. Five months into a surrogate pregnancy last year, Crystal Kelley discovered that the child she was carrying had significant abnormalities - beginning a tragic and heartbreaking ordeal for her and the conflicted parents. While most surrogacies hope to have only happy endings, Crystal, 29, was hit with a series of legal actions that caused a secretive flight to Michigan that ended with the...
  • Romney's top Hispanic surrogate: GOP must embrace immigration reform

    11/15/2012 1:18:08 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    Former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, Mitt Romney's top Hispanic surrogate, is calling for the Republican Party to "modernize" and embrace comprehensive immigration reform in order to survive as a national party. "We need to modernize. Modernization includes diversity. Obviously, immigration reform is part of that process of diversity," he told The Hill on Tuesday. "We are the party of growth, of business, of entrepreneurship, of innovation. We cannot continue to be that without an effective immigration policy." Gutierrez, who chaired Romney's Hispanic Steering Committee during the GOP nominee's presidential campaign, blames Romney's rightward primary shift on immigration for his loss....
  • British Woman Calls Indian Surrogate She Hired a “Receptacle”

    09/06/2012 6:09:57 PM PDT · by jobim · 9 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 9/6/12 | Rebecca Taylor
    Biological colonialism is on the rise. Rich couples from western nations hiring poor Indian women to be surrogates. It seems like a win-win. The infertile couple gets the child they so desperately want on the cheap and the surrogates make more money than they can hope to make in such a short time. But look closer and you find a disturbing western attitude that the poor, dark, and different women are not people, but vessels in which to grow the next generation; natural resources to be exploited to continue on the western blood line.
  • Must Watch: Romney Surrogate John Sununu Steamrolls MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell…

    07/10/2012 4:33:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 7/10/12 | zip
    bail money . Labor Unions Plan To Hold ‘Shadow Convention’ Outside DNC (9) Obama’s plan will cut taxes for the millionaires in the White House (2) NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to build “micro” apartments (24) Rangel: GOP Wants To “Embarrass President Obama” (6) Wasserman Schultz: “It Would Be Nice If We Had A Candidate for President Who Was Committed To America” (9) Romney: Obama Offering “Extreme Liberal” Tax Plan (0) Site Meter Madame de Farge on Must Watch: Romney Surrogate John Sununu Steamrolls MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell… Papoose on Obama Regime Goes Nuclear On Israel For Report Declaring Its West...
  • ABC’s Terry Moran Caught Laughing As Obama Surrogate Trashes Mitt Romney

    07/08/2012 12:37:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/8/12 | Noel Sheppard
    ABC’s Terry Moran was caught on-screen Sunday laughing as Barack Obama surrogate Martin O’Malley (D-Md.) bashed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. When the Nightline host filling in for This Week’s vacationing George Stephanopoulos realized he was on camera, he tempered his glee and put on a more serious face (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Desperation: Obama Surrogate Calls to Make Voting Mandatory

    06/21/2012 4:23:13 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 123 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/21/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Peter Orszag, former head of the Obama Office of Management and Budget, is desperate. With even Roll Call recognizing that President Obama is fighting an uphill battle for re-election, Orszag is floating a trial balloon: mandatory voting. His call for forced voting comes in an op/ed for Bloomberg News: The U.S. prides itself as the beacon of democracy, but it’s very likely no U.S. president has ever been elected by a majority of American adults. It’s our own fault -- because voter participation rates are running below 60 percent, a candidate would have to win 85 percent or more of...
  • Mitt Romney’s Eldest Son Has Twins Via Surrogate

    05/04/2012 2:07:33 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 211 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 4, 2012 | Emily Friendman
    O’HARA, Pa. – Tagg Romney, the eldest son of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, announced via Twitter that he and his wife Jen have new twin boys, delivered by a surrogate today. “Happy 2 announce birth of twin boys David Mitt and William Ryder. Big thanks to our surrogate. Life is a miracle,” Tagg tweeting, linking to a photo of himself and one of his new sons. This the second time that Tagg, 42, and his wife, Jen,39, have used a surrogate. The same surrogate was used for the twins carried their youngest son Jonathan, who was born in August of...
  • Coulter: ‘With Newt Gingrich you throw out the baby and keep the bath water’

    01/22/2012 3:42:26 PM PST · by mandaladon · 191 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 21 Jan 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On a Sunday morning appearance on “Fox & Friends,” conservative columnist Ann Coulter explained why Romney fell short in the South Carolina GOP presidential primary, blaming the priorities of South Carolina voters for Gingrich’s success. “Apparently, South Carolinians would rather have the emotional satisfaction of a snotty remark toward the president than to beat Obama in the fall,” Coulter, the author of “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America,” said. “We saw it in the debates when Gingrich would say things that didn’t really make sense. That is what you usually associate with Democrats, which I described in my...
  • Rand Paul as super surrogate

    11/22/2011 6:32:01 AM PST · by packback · 8 replies
    Milwaukee Story ^ | 11.22.11 | William Chocher
    Media figures on the right that once laughed at his father found themselves cheering on and defending Rand, legitimizing Ron Paul by proxy. Yet, so far, Rand Paul has not played a large role in his father's presidential campaign for the GOP nomination.
  • Surrogate mother for Osama Bin Laden's IVF grandchild

    06/10/2010 11:49:42 PM PDT · by Stoat · 5 replies · 409+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | June 11, 2010 | GARY O’SHEA
    EXCLUSIVE Surrogate mother for Osama Bin Laden's grandchild  By GARY O’SHEA Published: Today THIS is the British mum set to give birth to Osama Bin Laden's grandchild. Trips to Dubai ... Louise is due for pregnancy test ALISTAIR HEAP Louise Pollard, 24, is acting as a surrogate mother for the al-Qaeda warlord's son Omar Bin Laden, The Sun can reveal. She is undergoing fertility treatment, thought to be IVF, in an attempt to conceive using Omar's sperm and eggs from his British wife Jane Felix Browne. Grandad ... Osama Bin Laden    The Qatar-based pair - who are desperate to have...
  • Lesbian Lawmaker in Utah Carries Baby for 2 Gay Men

    01/10/2010 8:45:27 AM PST · by colorcountry · 74 replies · 1,998+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Saturday, January 09, 2010 | AP
    SALT LAKE CITY — Rep. Christine Johnson will serve an additional role when the Utah Legislature convenes this month. The lesbian lawmaker announced she's a surrogate mother, carrying a baby for two gay men. Johnson, D-Salt Lake City, said she decided to become artificially impregnated with sperm from one of the men after the two close friends expressed frustration over the difficulty of adopting a child. Utah law prohibits unmarried couples from adopting and does not recognize gay marriage. Johnson, 41, who has a 17-year-old daughter from a two-year marriage, is four months pregnant and expecting on June 21.
  • Ruff love: How a Rottweiler saved a runt piglet's bacon (EXTREME CUTENESS WARNING)

    10/14/2009 3:44:43 PM PDT · by Stoat · 15 replies · 1,627+ views
    A baby pig abandoned by her mother has found a new home after being adopted... by a Rottweiler. The little piggy called Apple Sauce faced starving when she was rejected by her mum as the runt of a litter of 13.  But animal lover Heidi Rhiann hoped her pet Rottweiler Sasha might help after having eight puppies of her own.   Ham-azing friendship: Apple Sauce the piglet sleeps with a litter of Rottweiler pups after she was abandoned by her mother at birth The family were delighted when the piglet was accepted by Sasha - and became piggy in...
  • Two Ohio police chiefs arrested in celebrity break-in

    07/30/2009 11:00:34 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 23 replies · 1,320+ views
    AP via The Columbus Dispatch ^ | July 30, 2009 | NA
    <p>ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio -- Two eastern Ohio police chiefs accused of breaking into a home to dig for celebrity tabloid material have been arrested.</p> <p>A special prosecutor has said he was looking into allegations that the chiefs in May illegally entered the home of a woman carrying twins for actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick.</p>
  • Meet Jasmine, the rescue dog who has become a surrogate mother for the 50th time

    04/08/2009 2:43:21 AM PDT · by USMCWife6869 · 21 replies · 1,110+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 31st December 2008 | Daily Mail Reporter
    When Jasmine the abandoned greyhound arrived at a wildlife sanctuary shivering and desperate for food, she needed all the love in the world to nurse her back to full health. Now it appears the kindness and patience shown to her has rubbed off - for the rescue dog has become a surrogate mother for the 50th time.
  • Fetal Foreclosure

    03/25/2009 8:20:14 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 482+ views
    Slate ^ | March 24, 2009 | William Saletan
    If you're angry about the AIG scandal or Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, check out what's happening to the infertile couples and surrogate mothers involved in a California womb brokerage. It's a familiar tale of vanishing funds and defaulted obligations. But this time, the potential loss is bigger than property. It's pregnancy.Whose pregnancies are at stake? That's a tricky question. Through in vitro fertilization, a fetus can have two mothers: a genetic one and a gestational one. Last week, for example, we looked at a Japanese case in which a doctor mistakenly put one woman's embryo in another woman's uterus. Weeks...
  • McCain surrogate Fiorina's campaign gaffes drawing criticism

    07/09/2008 5:52:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 76 replies · 359+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/9/08 | Carla Marinucci
    Carly Fiorina has headed a major Silicon Valley corporation, ascended to the rank of America's top female business icon, authored a book - and now is on the short list of possible GOP vice presidential candidates. But now the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard has a new challenge: As a leader of Republican National Committee's 2008 "Victory" drive and a chief adviser to presidential candidate John McCain, she's being buffeted by intense criticism that, as a star campaign surrogate, she is playing fast and loose with the facts. --snip-- It wasn't the first such slip-up, Keenan said. Fiorina's public reassurance to...
  • 'Teachers Are Surrogate Parents Now'

    03/10/2008 5:04:49 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 601+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-10-2008 | Graeme Paton and James Kirkup
    'Teachers are surrogate parents now' By Graeme Paton and James Kirkup Last Updated: 2:38am GMT 10/03/2008 The demise of the traditional family is breeding a generation of children who are increasingly relying on teachers to become surrogate parents, a prominent education leader warned yesterday. Thousands of children lacked basic social skills, said John Dunford, the general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders. Many pupils were unable to hold simple conversations, use a knife and fork or sit at the table, he added. Others suffered serious behavioural problems because of the lack of a stable home life. For...
  • Britain's most prolific surrogate mother is expecting again - and this time it's triplets

    09/05/2007 11:03:11 PM PDT · by Stoat · 7 replies · 545+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 6, 2007 | JAMES MILLS -
    Britain's most prolific surrogate mother is expecting again - and this time it's tripletsBy JAMES MILLS - More by this author » Last updated at 00:42am on 6th September 2007  After eight surrogate pregnancies in little more than a decade, you might think that Carole Horlock would have tired of giving birth. But Britain's most prolific surrogate mother is expecting again - and this time it's triplets. Miss Horlock, who will be 41 next month, is eight weeks into the pregnancy for a married woman left infertile after cancer. Scroll down for more...   Carole Horlockwith the surrogate son...
  • Oedipus Child (motherless: the new reproductive technologies' chattel child)

    07/25/2007 2:08:11 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 20 replies · 554+ views
    American.com ^ | July 25, 2007 | Elise Passamani
    What do Cinderella, Pinocchio, Madame Bovary, and the Frankenstein monster share? They are among the many motherless characters that populate Western literature, and they all highlight the difficulty and suffering inherent in motherlessness. Recently, these stories have become relevant in an entirely new way. On May 16th, a Maryland State Court of Appeals decision determined that children born to surrogate mothers—with whom they have no genetic connection—can be legally motherless. In August 2001, a surrogate mother—or “gestational carrier”—gave birth to the biological twin daughters of a man identified as Roberto d.B. When the hospital put the surrogate’s name on the...
  • Your Momma Is the King of Pop

    05/12/2005 10:42:34 AM PDT · by God pays good · 19 replies · 1,266+ views
    National Review ^ | 5/12/05 | Joyce Milton
    Your Momma Is the King of Pop Could Michael Jackson be both father and “mother”? By Joyce Milton For connoisseurs of the bizarre, Michael Jackson’s life story has been an embarrassment of riches. Jackson’s serial plastic surgeries, his habit of inviting young boys for sleepovers, and his more public parental malfunctions — as when he dangled his infant son over the railing of a sixth-floor hotel balcony — give us plenty to talk about. But the most arresting fact in Michael Jackson’s biography has occasioned surprisingly little comment: He is the first male celebrity to have a child who has...
  • Statement by Bush-Cheney '04 Campaign Chairman Gov. Marc Racicot

    09/16/2004 1:13:04 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 653+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | September 16, 2004
    "When John Kerry speaks before the National Guard today, he should apologize for the actions of his surrogates and demand that they take down their ad depicting a defeated American soldier. "John Kerry's campaign is rooted in the past, hollow with pessimism, and preaching defeat to the American people. "John Kerry's continually shifting positions on Iraq and his sinking rhetoric of a defeated America send a signal to our allies and our enemies that America is not willing to finish the job. This attitude undermines the great progress that the men and women in America's armed forces have made in...
  • War over boy raised by gays

    05/31/2004 12:39:29 PM PDT · by softengine · 103 replies · 497+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 30, 2004 | By Brad Hamilton
    An ugly tug of war is raging over the fate of a 6-year-old boy being raised by a gay couple who won custody of the child in a landmark decision in 2000.
  • Italy Bans Donor Sperm and Eggs

    12/14/2003 7:38:56 PM PST · by Aliska · 32 replies · 2,001+ views
    BBC News ^ | December 11, 2003 | None Given
    Italy bans donor sperm and eggs Italy's Senate has overwhelmingly approved a law which bans the use of donor sperm, eggs or surrogate mothers. It also limits the right to artificial fertilisation to "heterosexual couples in stable relationships", excluding gay couples and single women. The bill, one of the most restrictive in Europe, has drawn support and criticism from across the party lines. BBC Rome correspondent Frances Kennedy says that the bill has pitted Catholics against liberals and men against women. The legislation, passed in the Senate by 169 votes to 90 on Thursday, will now be sent back to...
  • Surrogate mum tries for baby nine

    07/01/2003 11:53:14 AM PDT · by bedolido · 2 replies · 244+ views
    Evening Standard ^ | 07/01/03 | Danielle Gusmaroli
    A woman has sparked controversy by revealing she is trying for her ninth surrogate baby. Carole Horlock, 36, who has two children of her own, has given birth to eight surrogate children. Now she has signed a £15,000 expenses deal to produce a child for a couple living in the Home Counties. The announcement comes just 12 weeks after she gave away her eighth surrogate baby, and she says she'll "retire" only after producing her tenth. Miss Horlock, a launderette manager from Stevenage, Hertfordshire, said: "People call me rent-a-womb, which is unkind. But I do what I do for the...