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Nat’l Post: Surrogates and the law

October 16, 2015 — 

In a story about surrogate mothers, the National Post sought the opinions of law professor Karen Busby. The newspaper writes:

Karen Busby, a law professor and human-rights expert at the University of Manitoba who studies surrogacy, argues the “vast majority” of the arrangements actually work out well, while serious, life-threatening complications for any pregnant mother in Canada remain very rare.

But she says rules are needed to make it safer for what the industry calls “gestational carriers.”

Busby advocates regulations that limit the age of surrogates and the number of times they can carry someone else’s babies; ensure they had healthy pregnancies before and have completed their own families; and restrict the number of embryos used in trying to get them pregnant.

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