The recent spread, “Outsourcing a Life” in the San Francisco Chronicle on one couple’s experience with Indian surrogacy begs for revisiting and adding to a La Vie Childfree discussion from about a year ago.
Romney’s son and his wife have done it. E! anchor Giuliana Rancic has done it. Hollywood stars like Sarah Jessica Parker have done it. They all have had a biological child/children with a gestational surrogate. The business of surrogacy is part of what has been called the “Fertility Industrial Complex.”
What is it, and what ultimately drives it? Lets start with Kathleen Sloan, who is on the board of the National Organization for Women, and her thoughts. Continue reading “Revisiting the Fertility Industrial Complex”