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Surrogacy in Guatemala: The Need for Further Discourse

Since the publication of my original article on surrogacy in Guatemala, a number of people have thanked me for exploring global surrogacy. But the director of one adoption agency requested a retraction of the story.  More on that here.

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(VIDEO): Dancehall and Infertility: No Less Than A Woman

Dancehall music is known for a lot of things, but talking about infertility among Caribbean women is not one of them. Three years ago, female deejay Lady Saw created a song about the topic and her message still resonates with women today.

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(UPDATED) Human Rights and the Business of Reproduction: Surrogacy Replacing International Adoption from Guatemala

As international adoption has become more difficult, the global surrogacy industry has begun to surge to meet the fertility demands of individuals and couples seeking to secure healthy infants.

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Pregnant? Don’t Fall Down the Stairs

When anti-choicers conceptualize, dream up and manage to pass bills in the name of being "pro-life", there is no question they know these laws have the potential to ruin lives.

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The Doula Movement: Making the Radical a Reality by Trusting Pregnant Women

The birth doula movement has certainly grown over the past few years, and innovative and radical projects have expanded care for pregnant people who might otherwise not receive it, such as young mothers and women in prison. During this time, The Doula Project has been building on a new model of doula care: one that supports pregnant people having abortions and choosing adoption.

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Roundup: All About the Benjamins

Silver linings: Oklahoma blocks an intrusive abortion reporting bill, and Senator Nelson learns 60 is the loneliest number. Plus, an adoption mini roundup.

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Roundup: Won’t Someone Please Think of the Children?

Teenagers won’t take birth control because it makes them fat, a pilot program offers OTC birth control pills, condoms cause pregnancy and more in today’s roundup…

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Pride and Parenting: Gay Fatherhood in America

In her new book, Gay Fatherhood: Narratives of Family and Citizenship in America, Ellen Lewin investigates the nuances of gay adoption and describes the many challenges gay men face—from the “family values” Right as much as from the “radical queer” Left—as they actively seek to become parents.

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Roundup: California Bills Will Increase Resources for Youth in and Graduating From Foster Care

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a package of legislation focused on expanding and promoting adoption opportunities and increasing services for children in California’s foster care system, reports California Newswire.

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Crisis Pregnancy Center Accused of Coercive Adoption Techniques Receives Federal Funding

Following on to Kathryn Joyce’s piece on Crisis Pregnancy Centers and adoption today on RH Reality Check (in which Joyce points to Bethany Adoption center as an example), Sarah Posner reports today in the American Prospect that in addition to other federal money, Bethany has recieved 8 federal grants totalling over $3 million in 2009.

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