Surrogate refuses to abort, had lost all custody rights By Dave Andrusko When last we reported on Melissa Cook, Ms. Cook had just filed a lawsuit asserting that California’s surrogacy law is unconstitutional because it violates due-process and equal protection rights. Cook had entered in a contract in which she would be paid $33,000 to …Continue reading "Supreme Court refuses to intervene in bitter surrogacy custody battle"
The highest-paid actress in US television is embroiled in a dispute over embryos By Michael Cook The technical term for Hollywood’s latest bioethical brain-teaser is anti-mimesis, Oscar Wilde’s theory that life imitates art. Sophia Vergara, highest-paid TV actress in the United States, who stars in Modern Family, a popular TV show which depicts the kaleidoscopic …Continue reading "Once again, life imitates art in Hollywood"
By Lauren Enriquez Editor’s note. The endlessly fascinating CBS series, “The Good Wife,” begins its sixth season this Sunday. With that in mind, I thought it would timely to re-run this terrific analysis of an earlier episode written by Lauren Enriquez. In an unusually unbiased look at life values, this week’s episode of The …Continue reading "“It’s not your choice”: ABC’s ‘Good Wife’ tackles legal, ethical problems with surrogacy"
By Dave Andrusko The Sun newspaper in Great Britain has reported that the biological mother of twins carried by a surrogate allegedly abandoned one of them when the child was found to have congenital myotonic dystrophy, a severe muscular condition which affects breathing. The unidentified woman took the healthy sibling home, Jane Mathews reported. …Continue reading "Surrogate Mom Wins Custody of Baby Parents Abandoned Who They Called a “Dribbling Cabbage”"
By Lauren Enriquez In an unusually unbiased look at life values, this week’s episode of The Good Wife (entitled “A Precious Commodity“) tackled the difficult issues that face surrogate motherhood. The episode featured a couple who entered into contract with a hired surrogate to gestate the child created with their own sperm and egg. When, …Continue reading "“It’s not your choice”: ABC’s ‘Good Wife’ tackles legal, ethical problems with surrogacy"