CNA: High Price Tags and Ugly Secrets – How Surrogacy Preys on Poor Women

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[Editor’s note: A biblically sound patriarchal family wouldn’t force a woman into surrogacy]

Women from a poor demographic have become an increasing interest in the multi-billion dollar surrogate industry, with most mothers being forced or coerced into volunteering as a surrogate.

India and Thailand are among the most common international destinations for couples seeking surrogacy due to low costs and loose regulations. White also named Mexico, Nepal and Ukraine as other countries where the market is growing.

Attention has mounted the past few days over a recent surrogacy case in Thailand in which a surrogate mother refused to allow the American couple who hired her to take their child out of the country when she found out that they were homosexual, Reuters News reports.

Such a lack of transparency in the surrogacy industry is not uncommon.

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