Sep 1, 2022 • 54M

Surrogacy Stories

Tales from the rent-a-womb business

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Julie Bindel
Feminism: not the fun kind
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Surrogacy is big business

On April 3rd 2020, the Child-Parent Security Act (CPSA) passed in the New York Legislature, meaning that commercial or “compensated” surrogacy is now legal in the state of New York.

Similar laws are in place in 46 other US states.

But to those who consider commercial surrogacy to be dangerous and exploitative, the CPSA has effectively sanctioned the pimping of pregnancy; as demand for surrogate mothers increases, so does the likelihood that women will be coerced into the arrangement by abusive husbands or boyfriends.

Not to mention the associated health risks for the woman giving birth.

Have a listen to this episode, in which I interview surrogacy brokers in NYC, a gay man who is father of three born of surrogacy, and others with something to say on the topic.

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