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  • Hawaii LGBT couples seek equal access to fertility treatment

    04/09/2017 9:20:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 9, 2017 10:08 AM EDT | Cathy Bussewitz
    Sean Smith and his husband paid more than $20,000 for a fertility procedure when they decided to have a child using a surrogate mother. They did not know at the time that if they were a heterosexual couple, they might have saved that money. Now, Smith and other members of Hawaii’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are lobbying for equal access to the financial help married, heterosexual couples enjoy under state law. They are pushing legislation that would require insurance companies to cover in vitro fertilization for more couples, including making Hawaii the first state to require the coverage...
  • TWITTER: Now Clinton camps calls Trump supporters mentally deficient. What arrogance

    09/17/2016 4:16:22 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 42 replies
    Link takes you to video captured on Twitter. A short time ago this was on FOX News. Who is this guy? I think it may be a Hillary operative from Florida and have seen him before. He is totally obnoxious. https://twitter.com/jaysmith003/status/777264624773181440 SHORTLY AFTER POSTED ON YOUTUBE IT WAS REMOVED https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A1U3MHXbQY"
  • Surrogate: Trump didn't tell us to attack judge, media

    06/07/2016 11:00:56 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-7-2016 | Americas Newsroom
    Jun. 07, 2016 - 5:01 - On 'America's Newsroom,' Arizona campaign chair Jeff DeWit says 'very positive' call with presumptive GOP nominee is being misconstrued
  • Paladino Campaign Files Petition Objections to Knock 18-Year-Old Off Ballot

    04/20/2016 2:29:29 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    The campaign for current Park District incumbent Carl Paladino has filed specific objections to the nominating petitions filed by his 18-year-old challenger Austin Harig. Paladino has come under fire lately for missing a public forum debate sponsored by the Buffalo Association of Black Journalists this past Monday.
  • Triplets at the center of $33,000 surrogacy case are born seven weeks early...

    02/25/2016 1:53:43 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2-24-16 | Joel Christie
    A set of triplets at the center of a major surrogacy case have been born in California and are being tended to in hospital. The three boys were born seven weeks premature on Monday night, according to a lawyer for Melissa Cook, the 47-year-old surrogate mother who refused to have an abortion at the request of the biological father, sparking a wide-reaching legal battle. The lawyer, Harold Cassidy, told Fox News that the babies were immediately taken from Cook following the birth after a judge granted the father full parental custody. The father, identified in court papers only as C.M.,...
  • Thailand Bans Foreigners' Use of Surrogates in Midst of Gay Dads Case

    07/30/2015 2:05:13 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    www.aleteia.org ^ | July 31, 2015 | John Burger
    America and Spanish man claim Thai woman reneged when she found out their status In the midst of an ugly battle in which two homosexual men are trying to bring a girl out of Thailand to rear her in Spain, the Southeast Asian country is proceeding to ban foreigners’ use of surrogate mothers there. The gay fathers’ case is one of several contentious cases, albeit the highest profile, that has led to the legislative action. Fusion gave some of the background: A child born in Thailand by surrogate last year was left behind after he was born with Down’s syndrome....
  • Obama administration grants U.S. citizenship to foreign surrogate mothers and egg donors

    10/31/2014 8:31:18 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/30/14 | Ben Johnson
    The Obama administration has unveiled a new policy that effectively grants U.S. citizenship to foreign women in exchange for acting as surrogate mothers for U.S. couples or selling their eggs to American women. The new policy guidance, announced on Tuesday, redefines the terms “mother” and “father” in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). “A 'natural mother' or 'natural father' is a genetic parent or gestational parent,” the new policy says. This “includes a non-genetic gestational mother if she is the legal parent at the time of birth.” By bearing the child of an American couple, the mother is then placed...
  • 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 · 124 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...