Archive for the ‘The Surrogacy SOURCE’ Category

Surrogacy birth bill passed by Louisiana House

Friday, April 4th, 2014

The Louisiana House of Representatives passed a bill 79-14 to establish enforceable, legal surrogacy birth contracts between married couples and the surrogate mothers in Louisiana.

The bill: Rep. Joe Lopinto, R-Metairie, has sponsored the legislation which puts regulations in place for a couple and woman who enter into a surrogacy birth relationship. Surrogacy allows a couple to have a child that is biologically their own, but carried to term by a third party surrogate mother.

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NPR: Going On ‘The Baby Chase’

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

NPR: In her new book The Baby Chase: How Surrogacy is Transforming the American Family, Leslie Morgan Steiner chronicles the journey of Rhonda Wile, an Arizona nurse who became a mother through international surrogacy. Her three children were born to surrogate mothers in India. Wile and Steiner sat down with Tell Me More host Michel Martin.

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The Big Chill: Financial Planning for Egg Freezing

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Diane Kaplan knows she wants to be a mother one day.

But the 36-year-old software-company development director isn’t quite ready yet. She hasn’t found the right person to settle down with, and she doesn’t want her biological clock to dictate when she has to bear children.

So, this past April, the Cambridge, Mass., resident froze her eggs, undergoing a procedure to have them “harvested” from her body and stored until she decides to have a baby, when the eggs will be fertilized and reinserted. “This was a decision to buy time,” Ms. Kaplan says.

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India: Landmark surrogacy law to limit women to 3 births

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

New Delhi: Under a new law that may be enacted soon, women over 35 and below 21 will not be eligible to act as surrogate mothers in India.

The government, in a move aimed at regulating the thriving business of surrogacy, proposes strict measures in the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill that may come up before the Cabinet soon.

Under the health ministry’s proposal, the maximum age of a surrogate mother will be set at 35; and to prevent the commercialisation of surrogacy, no woman will be allowed to act as a surrogate for more than three successful births, including her own children.
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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal vetoes controversial surrogacy bill

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Gov. Bobby Jindal, in his veto of a bill that would have created a new legal and regulatory framework for surrogacy births in Louisiana, has sided with conservative groups.

Lawmakers had overwhelmingly voted to support the bill by Norco Sen. Gary Smith, who has two children with his wife through surrogacy. Jindal released his veto on Friday.

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Surrogacy on Upswing: Laws Still in Infancy

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

It is not some science fiction movie plot. It is real. Human beings are being manufactured and sold – right here in America.

Even more shocking is the fact that decades after the first commercial U.S. sperm bank was opened (1971), after the world’s first test tube baby was born (1978), and after the first U.S. court case regarding surrogacy played out (1986), this country still has no uniform law regulating how surrogate babies are created in a lab and brought into the world.

Let’s be clear at the outset. No one wants to deny a childless couple the right to have, raise and love a child. I cannot imagine the pain of an infertile couple longing to have a family. But at this late stage in the commercial surrogacy game there ought to be an agreed upon set of rules, regulations and laws on how it works – and what should be done when things don’t go as planned.
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Louisiana: Surrogacy births bill heads to Gov. Jindal for decision

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Surrogacy births in Louisiana will be subject to a new legal and regulatory framework if Gov. Bobby Jindal agrees to a bill that received final legislative passage Sunday with an 87-8 House vote.
Jindal hasn’t said whether he will support the measure, but he regularly sides with the conservative Louisiana Family Forum, which opposes the bill as “not pro-life or pro-family.”

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Vietnam deliberating on surrogate births

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Even as the demand for surrogate births is increasing the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Justice remain undecided on whether to allow such births under the law. The rate of infertile couples is increasing drastically in the country. As per a Ministry survey, 7.7 percent of Vietnamese couples or one million couples are struggling with infertility.

Tu Du Maternity Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City receives an average of 200-300 patients everyday for infertility tests and treatment, while it was ten cases just 10 years ago
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Why People Are Angry About India’s New Surrogacy Rules

Monday, February 18th, 2013

A new government regulation has left 28-year-old Sunita Devi worried about the future of the baby she is carrying. Devi, who is already showing at five months, is a surrogate mother carrying the child of a single Canadian man. Wearing a yellow shalwar suit and a long, well-oiled braid, Devi is visibly upset as she talks about a memo that India’s Home Ministry circulated late last year to Indian missions abroad, stipulating that gay couples, single men and women, nonmarried couples and couples from countries where surrogacy is illegal be prohibited from hiring a commercial surrogate in India. As of an unspecified date, foreigners who want to hire a surrogate must be a “man and woman,” the new rule says, “[who] are duly married and the marriage should be sustained at least two years.” Now Devi is worried that the child she is carrying may not be able to be handed over to its Canadian father. “I will be carrying this baby for nine months,” she says. “But what if after I give birth, it doesn’t get a home?”
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Les Miserables’ Hugh Jackman talks about infertility struggle

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Hugh Jackman talks parenthood on Tuesday’s episode of “Katie.”
Last week, an emotionally raw Hugh Jackman told Scott Pelley on “60 Minutes” that he was abandoned by his mother at the tender age of 8. Now the “Les Miserables” star is talking about his own turn at parenting — to Oscar, 12 and Ava, 7, both adopted.

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