NHS ‘Should Not Pay’ for US Surrogacy After Cancer Misdiagnosis

By Owen Bowcott | The Guardian | December 16, 2019

A woman in the UK has lost her case against a London hospital that, she claims, should compensate her for the costs associated with making commercial surrogacy arrangements in the United States. While the hospital does acknowledge responsibility for the cancer misdiagnosis that led to her infertility, the UK Supreme Court found that payment for commercial surrogacy should not be awarded because commercial surrogacy is not legal in England.

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India Poised To Restrict Surrogate Pregnancies – Analysis

By Neeta Lal | EurasiaReview | October 27, 2019

India is poised to pass a bill that will outlaw commercial surrogacy and impose restrictions on altruistic surrogacy that exclude single people and same-sex couples. This comprehensive article breaks down the perspectives offered by both supporters and critics of the bill.

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Delhi: Surrogate Hides Health Information, Dies Bearing Twins

By Durgesh Nandan Jha | The Times of India | September 30, 2019

A tragic case in India illustrates why many medical practitioners hope the Surrogacy Regulation Bill will ultimately become law. Union health minister describes regulating surrogacy as “the need of the hour” and estimates that between 2,000 and 3,000 surrogacy clinics are operating illegally in the country currently.

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Disabled Child Abandoned in Ukraine Shines Light on Troubled Surrogacy Industry

By Xavier Symons | BioEdge | August 24, 2019

Three-year-old Bridget was conceived in the Ukraine through a surrogacy arrangement but abandoned after birth when her parents discovered she was ill and had disabilities. Her case, as this article explains, is not isolated and is promoting critics to call for stricter surrogacy regulations.

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Move to Legalise Egg Donation and Surrogacy in Germany

By Jen Willows | BioNews | August 19, 2019

This article summarizes the efforts of the Free Democrats Party to convince the German Bundestag parliament to liberalize the country’s surrogacy and egg donation laws and to grant single parents and LGBT families access to fertility treatment.

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Babies, Bodies and Borders: The Risks and Rise of Surrogacy

By Alexie Bonavia | JD Supra | August 16, 2019

Surrogacy may be growing in popularity but, as this blog post points out, complications are also on the rise. The author discusses how surrogacy laws in the UK have motivated many potential intended parents to make arrangements overseas, and emphasizes the need for greater international regulations as well as updated domestic laws.

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