Surrogacy, making babies, ‘synthetic humans’, and the rising cost

Mar 25, 2015 by

by Sheila Liaugminas, MercatorNet: “Motherhood itself is now on trial.” A leading constitutional lawyer, and one of the leading attorneys (if not the leading one) involved in high profile surrogate parenting cases in the US, made that claim, and not lightly nor without deep knowledge of the issues involved. Harold Cassidy was chief counsel in the first contested surrogacy case in the United States that struck down surrogate mother contracts as unenforceable, the ‘Baby M’ case. Decades later,...

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Are Dolce and Gabbana truly Catholic?

Mar 20, 2015 by

By The Revd Dwight Longnecker, Crux: […]  The fact of the matter is, the entire human race is reeling from the most revolutionary inventions history has ever seen. Through modern reproductive technology, we have learned how to flip the switch on the baby machine. With artificial contraception, sterilization, and abortion we turn babies off. With in vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, and surrogacy we turn the baby machine on. Never before have we had the technology to control...

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Stop Parliament changing the face of the human race

Jan 31, 2015 by

From Christian Concern: Oppose genetically modified babies. Please contact your MP urgently – vote due on Tuesday (3rd February). The government is seeking to make theUK the only country in the world to allow the creation of three parent, genetically-modified babies. If the government gets its way then, for the first time, we will allow genetic modification that is passed down the generations.A fundamental line will be crossed. Read here Read also:  Scientists accuse Church of ignorance...

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2014: the year international surrogacy came to the fore

Jan 6, 2015 by

by Claire Achmad, The Conversation: This year the international spotlight turned with full-force on cross-border commercial surrogacy. The reality of children being born this way and the potentially devastating consequences of babies being abandoned and stateless shocked our collective consciousness. Such was the case of Baby Gammy, born with Down syndrome and left in Thailand with his surrogate mother by commissioning parents David and Wendy Farnell. His story made the Australian public...

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Mark Regnerus: Dignitarian of the Year

Dec 19, 2014 by

by Carolyn Moynihan, MercatorNet: […]  Controversy is not necessarily a mark of heroism, but we have decided that in the case of Mark Regnerus it is; the comments merely illustrate the point that, unlike the other nominees, his professional reputation, livelihood and even his character are in question for as long as he dares to investigate social phenomena associated with changing attitudes to homosexuality. Just to recap the essential points: Mark Regnerus is a tenured associate...

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Sperm deal children ‘irredeemably marred’ by four-parent feud

Nov 3, 2014 by

by John Bingham, Telegraph: Two young girls born through an informal sperm donation deal between a gay couple and a lesbian couple have been scarred for life by a bitter six-year feud after their two fathers and two mothers fell out, a judge has warned. Mr Justice Cobb, said the girls, aged nine and 13, described by teachers as polite and highly intelligent, had seen their childhoods “irredeemably marred” by living through what was arguably the most “bruising and distressing” case he had ever...

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