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Western Australia’s surrogacy laws to be reviewed

Western Australia’s surrogacy laws to be reviewed

Western Australian Health minister Roger Cook has announced that the government will review Western Australia’s laws regarding reproductive technology, a move which may open a pathway for same-sex couples to use surrogates to create families. The government said it was clear that Western Australia’s laws were out of step with other Australian states, promoting the […]

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Singaporean court rejects man’s bid to adopt son he fathered by surrogate

Singaporean court rejects man’s bid to adopt son he fathered by surrogate

A Singaporean court has rejected a man’s bid to adopt a child he fathered via a surrogate. The man paid US$200,000 to a US based surrogate to father a child. He provided sperm and the child was created via artificial insemination, but despite being the child’s biological father the court has refused to formally recognise […]

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Interesting read: Labour of Love

Labour of Love by Shannon Garner Simon & Schuster Australia At the age of 33, Shannon Garner was happily married and living on the north coast of New South Wales, 6 hours from Sydney. She had natural water births for her two children – Jaxon (4) and Kiera (2) and she decided to become a […]

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New dads stranded in Mexico after surrogacy complications

New dads stranded in Mexico after surrogacy complications

A couple from New Zealand are stuck in Mexico after a trip to meet their new surrogate children went awry. Nicky and David Beard have spent four years embroiled in the process of bringing children into their family through surrogacy, only to discover one of the mothers had defrauded them. The Beards must now re-pay fees for […]

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Surrogacy is like a sex crime – Italy’s Minister of the Interior

Surrogacy is like a sex crime – Italy’s Minister of the Interior

Angelino Alfano, Italy’s Minister for the Interior, has compared surrogacy to sex crimes. The conservative politician who is a long time campaigner against gay rights , is also against un-wed heterosexual couples having children. Surrogacy is “the most vile, illegal trade that man has invented,” Alfano told Italy’s Avvenire newspaper. Italy is the last major Western […]

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Dolce and Gabbana Respond to Elton John Boycott

Dolce and Gabbana Respond to Elton John Boycott

Fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana have responded to singer Elton John’s call for a boycott of the brand. Domenico Dolce sparked controversy with comments he made regarding reproduction in an interview with Panorama magazine. “You are born and you have a father and a mother,” he said. “Or at least that’s the way it should […]

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SBS Insight Covers Surrogacy

SBS Insight Covers Surrogacy

Thus Tuesday night on SBS, the network’s topical affairs and debate program, ‘Insight’ will be covering the topic of surrogacy. Surrogacy is an option that some same sex parents use to start families, although commercial surrogacy is illegal in Australia, meaning that a surrogate can only be used if the person in question volunteers without […]

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India Bans Gay Couples From Surrogacy

New laws in India now mean that it is illegal for gay couples to use a surrogate, with a man and a woman having to have been married for a minimum of two years to be applicable. The new restrictions also exclude single women, with the country clamping down on the industry that has been […]

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