Family | Some experts argue the process commodifies women and children, and should be illegal
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 1/12/18, 02:23 pm
The case of a little boy born in Texas last month exemplifies the human rights abuses that can happen with surrogacy, a growing business in the United States.
In early 2017, two adults hired a Texas woman as a gestational surrogate—a woman who carries an embryo not genetically related to her. It was the woman’s third time as a surrogate. Despite widespread media reports about the case and the involvement of local prosecutors, the surrogate and the parents have remained anonymous.