Tag Archives: Surrogacy

Reimbursing Surrogates & Donors

Françoise Baylis supports the proposed new regulations for reimbursement related to assisted human reproduction.

Talking about decriminalization is not enough

Katie Hammond argues that discussions surrounding the Assisted Human Reproduction Act must go beyond decriminalization.

Paying Surrogates & Donors: Against Canadian Values

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.

Let’s ask a different question about surrogacy

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.”

When Women are Surrogate Mothers: Is that work?

Alana Cattapan, Angela Cameron, and Vanessa Gruben warn that speaking about “compensation” is a way of avoiding difficult conversations about payment to surrogates.

Words Matter: “Hired womb” vs “Birth Mother”

Abby Lippman argues that the words used to describe third-party reproduction express social values and can have serious implications for the health and wellbeing of women and children — and for how we discuss Quebec and Canadian regulatory changes now underway.