Category: Abortion

Abortion and Selective Reduction Clauses In Surrogacy Contracts: What Every Intended Parent and Surrogate Needs to Know

After years of waiting, hoping, and trying, parenthood is within reach: the IVF worked and your gestational carrier is pregnant. Now, an early prenatal visit reveals that the surrogate is carrying a high-order multiple pregnancy. Instead of the hoped-for singleton pregnancy-or even twins-the physician has detected four fetuses. For another couple, a routine ultrasound at the beginning of the second...

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Forced to Abort After 7 months of Pregnancy; the US Raises Concerns on China’s Abortion Policy, But Is it Enough?

China's one child policy came into force in 1980 and restricted most families in China from having more than one child as a means of controlling the population.

The Chinese government's justification for the policy lies in their assertion that it has prevented an additional 400 million births from occurring in the already overpopulated country of 1.3 billion people.

Local authorities...

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Politicizing Healthcare

The recent decision by the Susan G. Komen foundation to stop funding Planned Parenthood really caught my interest. The Komen Foundation initially announced they would not fund breast cancer screening for patients at Planned Parenthood because they have a policy saying they will give no funding to programs that "are under investigation." Planned Parenthood was "under investigation" because anti-abortion groups...

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The Emotional Challenges of Choosing Egg Donation

I was 42 years old when I started my infertility journey. My only treatment option was an egg donor. My husband asked if it would be hard emotionally bonding with the baby we desperately hoped would come. I had talked to others who expressed doubts about not having a genetic link. They were afraid of its impact on their ability to...

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