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Dylan Lauren American entrepreneur

We chose to use a surrogate as the way we wanted to start our family, particularly as I was traveling across the globe on a stressful schedule to get stores open.
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Justice Thomas Waterman Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court

Banning gestational surrogacy contracts would deprive infertile couples of perhaps the only way to raise their own biological children and would limit the contractual rights of willing surrogates.
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Jimmy Fallon astrophysicist

My wife and I had been trying a while to have a baby. We tried a bunch of things — so we had a surrogate.
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Kim Kardashian American television personality

The fact that this is just what we can do these days, I'm like really thankful... Like I'm seriously so grateful for [our surrogate] and that someone is just so like selfless and kind to do this.
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Khloé Kardashian American television personality

I mean, I thought about surrogacy at one point but then it just didn't cross my mind.
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The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here. He's got my fingers and big eyes and his daddy Erik's mouth and chin. As we thank the angel of a woman that carried our miracle baby boy for us, we pray for everyone who struggles to reach this joyous milestone. York Banks Asla, welcome to the world.
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Giuliana Rancic Mom/Wife/TV Host/@HSN Fashion Designer, etc...

Adoption was something we were very open to, but when we did the third IVF, we got the embryos and I would have put them into myself, but that was when we found the breast cancer. Part of the treatment is five years of tamoxifen, which can cause birth defects. So we said, ‘Dr. Schoolcraft, what now?’ He said the next step should be surrogacy because we had the embryos. As Bill likes to say, they w... See More
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Tom Daley British diver

The laws in the UK don't actually permit commercial surrogacy... That was a bit of shock to me. That in a place like this, that seems so progressive and so far ahead still to the United States on things like employment, housing, security and marriage. But on surrogacy, it's not available in the same way.
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Elizabeth Banks American actress

After years of trying to get pregnant, exploring the range of fertility treatments, all unsuccessful, our journey led us to gestational surrogacy.
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Benjamin Netanyahu ראש ממשלת ישראל ויו''ר הליכוד • Prime Minister of Israel, Chairman of the Likud Party

Single mother have the right to the surrogacy process, but single fathers don’t have that right. It simply isn’t fair.
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Bar Refaeli Instagram @barrefaeli

Who are they [Israeli government] to tell you what you can and can’t do – it is the basic right of every human. To love and to build a family!
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Sarah Jessica Parker American actress

[W]e've been trying to expand our family for a number of years and we actually have explored a variety of ways of doing so. [Surrogacy] was one of the things we discussed with seriousness that had real possibilities for us.
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GloZell Green Comedienne

Those that don't know that I've gone through so many IVF treatments, and I've gone through six cycles to get this child, that's on its way via surrogate, biological child - and it's been great.
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Government of Canada The federal administration of Canada

In Canada, it is a crime to pay (in cash, goods, property or services), offer to pay or advertise to pay a woman to be a surrogate mother. The AHR Act does not: Prohibit surrogacy itself, as long as a surrogate mother in Canada makes this decision for altruistic reasons (i.e., without financial or other gain); Criminalize a woman who agrees to be or becomes a surrogate mother. It is paying, offe... See More
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Marissa Jaret Winokur American actress

I have no regrets. I had an amazing surrogate who carried my son for me. I am so grateful to her. I can even say I am grateful for having cancer. I was always meant to be a mom, but if I didn't have cancer, I never would have had Zev. I would have had a kid, but not Zev, and I want Zev - tantrums and all.
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Christopher Meloni Official page for Chris Meloni. Really. Instagram: @chris_meloni

There was a friend of ours who worked with a girl who had said she would consider being a surrogate. We met her and right away she was awesome. We were looking for someone who could take care of themselves and it was pretty clear she could.
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State of California State in the Pacific Region of the United States of America

The judgment or order [regarding the legal parents of a child] shall establish the parent-child relationship of the intended parent(s) identified in the surrogacy agreement. It shall also establish that the surrogate, her spouse, or partner is not a parent of, and has no parental rights or duties with respect to, the child or children
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Elayne Boosler American comedian

The Vatican is against surrogate mothers. Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born.
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Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Coordinating agency of the Government of India in personnel matters

[The department of personnel and training (DoPT) has instructed all Central ministries and departments to implement a 2015 order of the Delhi High Court for granting maternity leave to female employees who chooses to have a child by commissioning a surrogacy.]
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Gabriela Mosquera Member of the new jersey general assembly

I don’t believe that these gestational carriers are being exploited... I don’t think they’re stupid women. I think they’re intelligent women and I believe that they know what they are getting themselves into, especially when they have to [have] their own attorney.
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Andrew Percy British Conservative Party politician

The law is currently outdated and inadequate and fails to represent the reality of modern day surrogacy in the UK and the changed perceptions of family.


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Catholic Church Religious institution

Techniques that entail the dissociation of husband and wife, by the intrusion of a person other than the couple (donation of sperm or ovum, surrogate uterus), are gravely immoral. These techniques (heterologous artificial insemination and fertilization) infringe the child's right to be born of a father and mother known to him and bound to each other by marriage. They betray the spouses' 'right to ... See More
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Kajsa Ekis Ekman Swedish journalist

In reality, “altruistic” surrogacy means that a woman goes through exactly the same thing as in commercial surrogacy, but gets nothing in return. It demands of the woman to carry a child for nine months and then give it away. She has to change her behaviour and risk infertility, a number of pregnancy-related problems, and even death. She is still used as a vessel, even if told she is an angel. The... See More
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Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Vatican office

[Surrogacy is] an objective failure to meet the obligations of maternal love, of conjugal fidelity and of responsible motherhood.
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Olga Bogomolets Doctor and MP chairing Ukraine's parliamentary committee

The [Ukrainian] industry is not sufficiently regulated and this lack of oversight can put both surrogate mothers and the paying parents at risk.
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Government of People's Republic of China Government of China

[Surrogacy contracts are not recognised.]
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Government of Cambodia Government of Cambodia

Surrogacy, one of a set of services to have a baby by Assisted Reproductive Technology, is banned completely.
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Government of the United Kingdom UK Government

It’s illegal to pay a surrogate in the UK, except for their reasonable expenses.
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Thomas Frank Author of "Listen, Liberal." Once upon a time from Kansas.

When money is exchanged for pregnancy, some believe, surrogacy comes close to organ-selling, or even baby-selling.
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Lyle W. Hillyard Utah politician and an attorney

I don’t think there’s anyone who thinks all surrogate births are wrong... We just need to make sure the law is written in a way that only allows surrogate births under specific circumstances. We need to stop selling babies, you know.
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