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Francoise Baylis and Alana Cattapan object to a politician’s private member’s bill that seeks to remove the current prohibition on compensating surrogates and donors.
Françoise Baylis argues that the focus on “criminalization” in recent Canadian debates about payment for surrogacy is a serious distraction aimed at ignoring the critical issue of “commodification.”
Alana Cattapan, Angela Cameron, and Vanessa Gruben warn that speaking about “compensation” is a way of avoiding difficult conversations about payment to surrogates.
Pamela M. White recounts the ways that Canada is described at a recent surrogacy conference in the United Kingdom.
Karen Busby suggests that the safety, security and well-being of surrogate mothers, the children they bear and the intended parents may be better protected through regulatory regimes than criminal prohibitions.