by Karen Smith Rotabi and Nicole F. Bromfield, Virginia Commonwealth University & UAE University
July 7, 2010 - 6:00 am
Global surrogacy is a growing “industry.” It has grave potential for human rights abuses, including coercion and trafficking in women for forced reproduction, among others. Yet there are no international standards limiting this practice nor enough research on the implications of surrogacy in countries where it is prevalent. We must act now to investigate and regulate this industry before it is too late.