An ex-wife in Argentina sought to implant embryos created with her ex-husband and placed in frozen storage prior to their divorce. The ex-husband argued that the implantation woud be against his wishes and force him into being a father. The trial level court and appellate level court both ruled that life is created at conception and allowed the now ex-wife to proceed with the implantation.
A state representative of New Hampshire, who recently voiced his support for Rick Perry, has made statements against same-sex adoption and accussed the state of baby selling when it permitted same-sex couples to adopt. See here.
Depression and sadness have been recently reported in a Canadian surrogacy study.
I would be interested in the results of a similar study conducted in the United States in states that legalize commercial surrogacy. The Canadian surrogates likely assisted intended couples for altruistic reasons only as they were not permitted any financial assistance. For this reason, Canadian surrogates tend to select close relatives and friends that might then interact with the child after birth.
Within the United States, surrogates tend to assist intended unrelated families in states that permit commercial surrogacy. The United States model in states permitting commercial surrogacy may lead to a better mental outcome for the surrogate. I would be curious to see if the depression reported in the Canadian study was caused by the process itself or the interactions between the surrogate and child. Interactions between surrogate and child are more likely to occur in altruistic unpaid surrogate cases versus paid surrogacy cases.
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