Medically Assisted Procreation

“Post-mortem” reproduction at issue

A debate between Barrister Gilbert Collard and Alliance VITA’s study director Blanche Streb On October 13, the Administrative Court in Toulouse France gave a negative verdict on a new case of post-mortem insemination thus upholding the ban. The public rapporteur’s...

Surrogacy alert: the Council of Europe will vote again

On September 21, the Council of Europe will debate again on a report and a draft resolution on Surrogacy. The danger is to endorse this practice in Europe. This highly controversial new report is once again presented by Petra De Sutter, Belgian senator and...

Mother becomes a « Surrogate » in place of her own daughter

On June 2, 2016, an Australian lady gave birth to her grandson, Parker. Theresa Hohenhaus had embryos implanted from her daughter and her son-in-law. Parker’s grandmother offered to be a surrogate in place of her own daughter whose uterus had been damaged by leukemia...

Surrogacy: could it be ethical or not?

According to Tugdual Derville, having recourse to surrogate mothers « can’t be ethical ».. The word ethical is only associated with surrogacy to give a positive connotation to an unfair practice. Behind every form of gestational surrogacy “in place of” another...