Commercial Surrogacy Resources
Learn more about commercial surrogacy
- 5 Simple Reasons to Say NO to Commercial Surrogacy
These simple reasons make it clear and easy to say NO.
- Why Gestational Surrogacy Is Wrong
by expert prenatal nurse and founder of the Center for Bioethics & Culture Network Jennifer Lahl
- Surrogacy Laws in All 50 States
The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network's 50 state summary of surrogacy laws, including Minnesota
Personal stories of surrogacy
Breeders: A Subclass of Women?
Prenatal nurse and founder of the Center for Bioethics and Culture reveals the personal stories of surrogacy that you don't hear in the media in her compelling documentary. Minnesota Family Council highly recommends this 45-minute film.
As a surrogate for a wealthy couple, Jessica felt like a commodity, was told by the "intended parents" that they wanted only a boy, and asked to abort one of the twin embryos.
Pattaramon, a Thai surrogate for an Australian couple, is raising the twin boy, Gammy, with Down Syndrome abandoned by his "parents" after they returned to Australia with their twin daughter and left Gammy behind.
Helen, a British surrogate to a wealthy unmarried California couple, is suing the intended parents after they stopped paying her when she refused to abort one of the twins. The intended "parents" also decided they didn't want the babies.
Born by surrogacy, Jessica feels her story "is a perfect example of what can go wrong when science and the culture of entitlement meet – pitting the selfish desires of adults against the ultimate well-being of children."
Go Deeper: In-Depth reports on surrogacy
- Catholic Church teaching and commercial surrogacy
- How far surrogacy contractors will go to avoid the law
- The Weekly Standard's "Womb for Rent"
- The exploitation of surrogate mothers
An unlikely alliance of feminists, Catholics, and evangelicals forms to combat surrogacy