Surrogate Motherhood

Surrogate Motherhood

Politics and Privacy
Larry Gostin
Distribution: World
Publication date: 05/22/1990
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-253-32604-1
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... glimpses of intriguing changes in social arrangements and cultural understandings in relation to surrogacy. Disturbing motherhood indeed." —New Scientist

Larry Gostin has put together the definitive collection of essays on one of the most perplexing and titillating topics in contemporary medical ethics. This book includes contributions from some of the leading scholars on the legal, ethical, and social aspects of surrogacy, as well as several critical perspectives on the famous Baby M case—must reading for understanding the surrogate motherhood controversy." —Robert M. Veatch

Highly recommended... " —Choice

... a valuable resource for those concerned with an exceedingly difficult ethical, legal, and political problem."—Ethics

There is a wealth of information here on the current ‘status questionis’ in the United States, and anyone involved in the surrogacy debate, in the U.S. or otherwise, will find working through this material very worthwhile." —Canadian Philosophical Review

... an excellent sample of some of the best and most varied thinking so far on the numerous conceptual, moral, social, and policy questions raised by contract motherhood." —The Journal of Clinical Ethics

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Larry Gostin

Civil Liberties

A Civil Liberties Analysis of Surrogacy Arrangements
Larry Gostin

Procreative Liberty and the State’s Burden of Proff in Regulating Noncoital Reproduction
John A. Robertson

Fairy Tales Surrogate Mothers Tell
George J. Annas

Legal Status

Choosing Family Law over Contract Law as a Paradigm for Surrogate Motherhood
Alexander M. Capron and Margaret J. Radin

Surrogate Motherhood and the Best Interests of Children
Angela R. Holder

Legislative Approaches to Surrogate Motherhood
R. Alto Charo


Surrogate Motherhood as Prenatal Adoption
Bonnie Steinbock

Is There Anything Wrong with Surrogate Motherhood? An Ethical Analysis
Ruth Macklin

The Ethics of Surrogate Motherhood: Biology, Freedom, and Moral Obligation
Lisa Sowle Cahill

Women’s Autonomy

Surrogate Motherhood: The Challenge for Feminists
Lori B. Andrews

An Essay on Surrogacy and Feminist Thought
Joan Mahoney

Public Health

Surrogacy and the Health Care Professional: Baby M and Beyond
Karen H. Rothenberg

Surrogacy: A Preferred Treatment for Infertility?
Nadine Taub

Case Review Essays: The New Jersey Supreme Court Baby M Decision

The Case of Baby M: Love’s Labor Lost
George P. Smith, II

Solomon Would Weep: A Comment on In the Matter of Baby M and the Limits of Judicial Authority
Randall P. Bezanson


Appendix I
Excerpts from the Decision of the New Jersey Supreme Court, In the Case of Baby M

Appendix II
Status of State Legislation Proposed or Enacted through October 5, 1988

Appendix III
Model Surrogacy Acts

A. Section of Family Law of the American Bar Association
B. National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws

Appendix IV
Statements of Policy on Surrogacy
A. The American Civil Liberties Union
B. The American College of Obs