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  • Commercial Surrogacy Analysis

    The legality of the controversial issue of commercial surrogacy is unsettled. Elizabeth S. Anderson in her 1990 study, “Is Women’s Labor a Commodity?”, aims to clarify this. Commercial surrogacy differs from altruistic surrogacy as it involves a financial transaction. The surrogate mother relinquishes parental rights and transfers custody to the father in return for a fee and paid medical expenses. The author examines whether surrogacy improperly treats children and women’s reproductive capacities as commodities. This is done by emphasising the predominance of exploitation and degradation which the surrogate faces during the process. The purpose of this article is to make an argument against traditional surrogacy. Her suggestions for action…

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  • Surrogacy Pros And Cons

    couple is that in certain states such as Arizona have statues that forbid surrogate parent contracts. Thus causing the legal mother of the child will be the surrogate mother, regardless of the arrangement made by the couple and the mother. Personally, I do not see an issue with this decision made by the couple, if someone wants a child, then they should be able to have one, it’s our right as humans to procreate. Along with the possibility of a medical issue, a surrogate mother may have an active…

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  • Surrogacy Ethical Issues

    Surrogacy is an intricate and sensitive subject, which raises a number of ethical and legal concerns in Queensland. Current state legislation fail to regulate surrogacy and protect key stakeholders: the intending parent, surrogate mother, and unborn child from risky and often unethical overseas, commercial arrangements. At this Youth Issues Conference, the key issues regarding the Queensland legislation will be discussed and recommendations for improvement will be determined in order to remedy…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Paid Surrogacy

    often lead to a “slippery slope.” In attempting to answer this question I will argue that paid surrogacy should be legal in certain circumstances and under regulation. To start I will defend paid surrogacy, by using the opposing side's arguments, and will conclude by discussing the the certain conditions surrogacy should not be allowed and the regulations that should be imposed in order to protect both parties rights. The argument that paid surrogacy is essentially selling babies is not…

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  • Gestational Surrogacy

    In today’s world, everyone is pressured to get married and have kids either by society, friends or family. When you’re in a relationship for a while, questions are asked: “When are you getting married?” Once you’re married: “When are you having kids?” Couples have an intense amount of pressure to start families. When the couple is finally ready to have kids, after many failed attempts they may find out they are incapable of producing children of their own. This can be one of the most devastating…

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  • Pros Of Surrogacy

    Throughout the history there have been many different reason for surrogates to be involved in the process of having children. The laws vary from state to state about how the process of surrogacy works, and it is even banned in some locations of the United State (Spivack, 2012). Surrogacy is not a new process in the late twentieth century African American women were surrogate for their slave masters giving birth to children to become property of the masters (Spivack, 2012). As of the 1978, there…

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  • The Importance Of Surrogacy: Definition Of Family

    New Reproductive technologies have opened a world of possibilities for having children, creating families, and creating bonds that are deeper than genetics. In particular, surrogacy is the most efficient and effective reproductive technology when trying to accomplish this. In this paper, I will argue that surrogacy redefines the definition of family in a positive light. Surrogacy is changing the world we live in for the better by creating bonds between human beings based on relationships,…

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  • Surrogacy: Surrogate Mothers

    destinations for cross- border reproductive care or fertility tourism (Mckelvey, David, Shenfield, & Jauniaux, 2009). People usually go abroad for commercial surrogacy. No matter what their marital status or sexual orientation are (Armour, 2012), they could seek help from surrogacy agencies in those places. Surrogacy is an arrangement that a surrogate mother carries an embryo and subsequent birthing of a baby for an intended couple who is unable to conceive babies by themselves. It seems that…

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  • Surrogacy Research Paper

    There are numerous individuals whose biggest goal or dream is to one day become a parent. To have own family and have that special bond with a child. But unfortunately, for some they are not able to have children of their own. It can be one of the most heartbreaking and devastating moments. This is why some choose to go and do surrogacy. Surrogacy is when another woman agrees with a couple or individual to carry their baby “for” them. It is sort of like a contract in which both parties agree…

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  • Ivf Surrogacy Pros

    Legalizing compensation for surrogate motherhood promotes options for women who remain childless. There are two different types of surrogacy, IVF and traditional surrogacy (Szoke 2). Traditional surrogacy means the introduction of semen into a woman by having sexual intercourse or artificial insemination where the sperm is put into the woman. When a surrogate mother performs this, she will always have a genetic connection to the child. IVF surrogacy stands for In Vitro Fertilization. IVF…

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