Anti-Choice Congressman Reportedly Offered Aide $5 Million to Carry His Child
Ultra-conservative Rep. Trent Franks, who obsessively attacks women's right to choose, reportedly asked female staffers if they'd act as surrogates for him—and they worried he wanted to impregnate them through sex.
How Rep. Franks tried to use an explainer to convince a staffer she was in love with him, explained
What did Rep. Trent Franks do? He had to resign after allegedly asking several staffers to be a surrogate for his baby and tried to convince one woman they were in love by having her read an article about how to know you're in love. The GOP, led by...
An Abortion, a Custody Fight, a Legal Storm: Inside a Surrogacy Gone Haywire
Melissa Cook, a surrogate, is pregnant with triplets. Their intended father and sperm donor wanted her to get an abortion. She refused now and she wants custody. Cook has filed a federal lawsuit that could change surrogacy laws for better or worse.
Mexico's Booming Business of Producing Babies for Foreigners Is About To Go Bust
International surrogacy agencies flocked the southern state of Tabasco after it became more difficult to operate in India in 2012. Now changes in the law restricting the practice to heterosexual Mexicans mean they are looking for another base again.
How Commercial Surrogacy Became a Massive International Business
In 2015, India, Nepal, Thailand, and Mexico—nearly all the major markets for commercial surrogacy—banned the practice for foreigners. But the global demand isn't going anywhere.