While the nation and the world tries to predict what the Trump presidency will do to domestic and foreign policy, I wrote an article at Above the Law on the State of the Union On Surrogacy. How will the new administration affect current surrogacy laws? It’s hard to know, but here’s where we stand now.
This week’s article on Above the Law deals with a case in which an inexperienced surrogate decided to keep the baby she was carrying. The courts have struggled with how to deal with the situation. A knowledgable attorney, a good physician and a psychologist could have really helped start things on the right track.
In this week’s article posted at Above the Law, India’s recent strict ban on surrogacy has had many effects on families, both within the country and without. A ban is also now in place for the transfer of foreigners’ embryos to a different country, threatening the process of couples growing their families. There is no doubt that there is controversy in India over the practice of surrogacy, but there should be no argument over embryos transferred there under different laws.
My article on Above the Law this week focuses on extreme sperm donation – those who have donated enough sperm to father hundreds of children, and those who used their own sperm instead of the sperm that was promised to the patient.
In this week’s article on Above the Law, I present a current Colorado case in which divorcing parents are disputing what should be done with the embryos they created while together. Consent seems to be the law of the land, but there have been exceptions.
This week in my article on Above the Law, there is proposed legislation in India to all but ban surrogacy. It is a backlash to apparently very real concerns about exploitation in the Indian surrogacy market. But it should be possible to regulate surrogacy properly and not have to ban it outright.
This week, my article at Above the Law celebrates the birth of half-sibling triplets in South Africa, the first in that country. The rise of IVF and surrogacy has allowed beautiful relationships and births like this to become a reality for families around the world.
My newest article at Above the Law is about a case in Wisconsin when a couple with an established family through surrogacy was plunged into a terrible limbo when they had a judge that seemed to have a bias against surrogacy and gay parents. States having fair laws about parentage is a great start, but fair judgements for all is the most important.
I have a new article up at Above the Law. This week I’m focused on the process of surrogacy and the legal intricacies surrounding it. Although surrogacy has been a process for people to have children for many years, the laws around it and the ways states legislate for it make it a new and burgeoning frontier.
In this week’s article on Above the Law, I feature the other side of the sex cells being collected after death than I did last week. This week, the issue is when a person specifically wills that their gametes should be used post mortem for conception.