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Developments in science, law and society about the making of babies in Australia.
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Government shelves surrogacy ban plans

The state government has quietly shelved legislation to ban gay couples and single mothers from using altruistic surrogacy to have children.
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Surrogacy laws may leave Australian babies stateless - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Surrogacy laws may leave Australian babies stateless - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Birth Technologies, Surrogacy and Adoption in Australia | Scoop.it
Australian babies may be left stateless and unable to leave India as a result of changes to the country's commercial surrogacy laws.
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Excellent video and report discussing the issues Australian would-be parents and people currently seeking surrogacy arrangements in India face with regard to the law of Australia and India.

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Indian surrogacy industry sets take-home-baby trend | Asia | DW.DE | 06.02.2013

Indian surrogacy industry sets take-home-baby trend | Asia | DW.DE | 06.02.2013 | Birth Technologies, Surrogacy and Adoption in Australia | Scoop.it
Just like takeaway coffee some websites in India are advertising 'take home babies.' There are 'plans for a guaranteed baby' in the ever booming Indian surrogacy industry.
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Booming surrogacy demand sparks exploitation fears

Booming surrogacy demand sparks exploitation fears | Birth Technologies, Surrogacy and Adoption in Australia | Scoop.it
Booming surrogacy demand sparks exploitation fears...
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Curl: Property and Procreation: Problematising Sperm

That the courts recognise the human elements of determining interests in sperm points to the inadequacy of property law to deal with such issues. Property only addresses a small part of the equation. It is not just the ownership or right to possession of the sperm themselves, but their necessity in procreation - an issue for both father and mother - and the resultant parenting that are relevant in the law's treatment of gametes.

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Access To Birth Control Is A Fundamental Component Of Climate Survival

Access To Birth Control Is A Fundamental Component Of Climate Survival | Birth Technologies, Surrogacy and Adoption in Australia | Scoop.it
Any morally acceptable pathway to prevent catastrophic global warming includes broad access to affordable birth control for the world’s women. The conservative war on birth control is a war on women’s rights, and thus on the rights of us all.
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Lottery offers IVF treatment prize

Lottery offers IVF treatment prize | Birth Technologies, Surrogacy and Adoption in Australia | Scoop.it
Victoria's peak IVF authority says a British lotto offering free IVF treatment for the winner is a misguided concept.
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Surrogacy promise a 'mistake': Newman

Surrogacy promise a 'mistake': Newman | Birth Technologies, Surrogacy and Adoption in Australia | Scoop.it
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman says he supports changes to prevent single people and same-sex couples from having a baby through use of a surrogate, but won't say why.
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India surrogacy change cuts off Aussie parents - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

India surrogacy change cuts off Aussie parents - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Birth Technologies, Surrogacy and Adoption in Australia | Scoop.it
Changes to commercial surrogacy arrangements in India, introduced just before Christmas, have cut off one of the more popular avenues for Australians wanting to become surrogate parents.
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Commercial surrogacy, both domestically and overseas, outlawed in NSW

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Still keeping women out: a short history of Australian abortion law

Still keeping women out: a short history of Australian abortion law | Birth Technologies, Surrogacy and Adoption in Australia | Scoop.it
Tuesday marked the 40th anniversary of the US Supreme Court decision in Roe v Wade (410 U.S. 113 (1973)), which found that Texas State law prohibiting abortion was unconstitutional.
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Why we just can't let go of our last embryo

Why we just can't let go of our last embryo | Birth Technologies, Surrogacy and Adoption in Australia | Scoop.it

"In the same week I read about a soaring demand for donated embryos, we received our quarterly storage invoice. There are more than 100,000 frozen embryos - including ours, our last one - in storage in Australia and yet demand is now ''outstripping supply by about 20 to one, meaning hundreds of people are on waiting lists at IVF clinics hoping for an embryo'', as Fairfax reported earlier this month."

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Two dads and a surrogate create legal landmark

Two dads and a surrogate create legal landmark | Birth Technologies, Surrogacy and Adoption in Australia | Scoop.it
TWO men have become the first same-sex couple in NSW to be declared the parents of a baby that was born through a surrogate, with a court ruling it was in the child's "best interests".
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