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Jennifer Lahl on the growing trend of “social surrogacy”: Social surrogacy is defined as the use of a surrogate mother to carry your pregnancy to term for social reasons vs. medical reasons. There is no medical reason the intended mother can’t get pregnant and carry her child to term; she just doesn’t want to get […]


Posted at: April 24th, 2014 - 10:26 pm - Comments Off

Christopher White from the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network has a great article in Forbe’s. In it he makes the case that surrogate parenthood for money is a form of human trafficking. He also recently co-authored a piece for the National Review with Jennifer Lahl on Why Gestational Surrogacy is Wrong. They’re both thoughtful […]


Posted at: April 17th, 2014 - 4:26 am - Comments Off

The “#WhatWomenNeed…for Valentine’s Day” hashtag was kicked off by House Democrats last week. This Monday, Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards got in on the fun by posting a vine video of herself holding up a series of #WhatWomenNeed cue cards that said, among other things, “birth control” and “safe + legal abortions.” Pro-lifers responded with their […]


Posted at: February 14th, 2014 - 10:34 pm - Comments Off

As if third party reproduction hasn’t confused the make-up of the family enough already, we now have grandmothers giving birth to their own grandchildren (and also, in some cases, freezing their OWN eggs for their infertile daughters to use later on in life!). The latest: a 58 year old woman in Utah is currently pregnant […]


Posted at: January 31st, 2014 - 3:00 am - Comments Off

The Center for Bioethics and Culture, producers of the award-winning Eggsploitation and Anonymous Father’s Day, will be releasing a new documentary later this month. Breeders: A Subclass of Women? explores the important issue of surrogacy, talking with surrogates, physicians, psychologists, and activists across the political and ideological spectrum. Pay attention, ladies. Porn is not the […]


Posted at: January 8th, 2014 - 10:54 pm - Number of Comments » 1

Jennifer Lahl writes: I’m just back from Charleston, South Carolina, where I attended the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA) professional conference. I listened in for three days on presentations addressing all things associated with third party reproduction from the perspective of lawyers, lobbyists, and advocates for LGBT rights and expanding global laws. […]


Posted at: November 21st, 2013 - 7:29 am - Comments Off

Must read from Debra Saunders in response to an article about a Bay Area couple who paid an Indian woman to carry their child: I don’t think they’re bad people. I think the Kowalskis represent a prevalent view in American society – that when affluent childless couples want to have a baby, they have a […]


Posted at: October 3rd, 2013 - 9:14 am - Number of Comments » 3

Absolute must-read from Jennifer Lahl at Christianity Today: The fact that so many people fail to consider the moral implications of IVF suggests that in the age of fertility treatments, surrogates, and modern family-building via parenting partnerships, a woman’s womb has come to be seen as a somewhat arbitrary location. NBC’s The New Normal quips […]


Posted at: September 10th, 2013 - 8:19 pm - Number of Comments » 3

One of these days I will become a more diligent blogger. In the meantime, here are a few things that I’ve been keeping open in my browsers lately that I’ve been wanting to talk about here in my own little corner of the world wide web, but have been too lazy to get around to. […]


Posted at: February 5th, 2013 - 7:43 pm - Number of Comments » 3

Dammit, Mitt. You don’t make it easy for me to want to vote for you as opposed to just voting against Obama. I knew that Mitt Romney’s son Tagg had used IVF and a surrogate mother twice to give birth to three of his six children. I didn’t hold his son’s actions against Mitt himself, […]


Posted at: October 8th, 2012 - 6:46 am - Number of Comments » 2