Thai Police Target 12 IVF Facilities For Allegedly Providing Illegal Sex Selection Services.

Thai Police Target 12 IVF Facilities For Allegedly Providing Illegal Sex Selection Services.

imageMore information on the criminal investigation taking place in Thailand involving IVF clinics offering gender selection, surrogacy and egg donation services:

AFTER news that Chinese people have been coming to Thailand for in vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedures that allow specific selection of a baby’s sex, police are checking up on 12 “targeted” private clinics nationwide that reportedly provide…

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Beware Of Surrogacy Programs In Thailand

Beware Of Surrogacy Programs In Thailand

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Contrary to popular wisdom, surrogacy is not permitted in Thailand notwithstanding the fact that it has become a popular reproductive tourism location. Amid unsubstantiated reports of a government crackdown yesterday on some IVF clinics operating surrogacy programs, we thought we would revisit thisinvestigative report from late last…

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Johns Hopkins Paying $190 Million To Female Patients Whose Pelvic Exams Were Secretly Recorded

Johns Hopkins Paying $190 Million To Female Patients Whose Pelvic Exams Were Secretly Recorded

imageHard to believe this managed to go on long enough to illegally record more than 12,500 victims:

Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped women’s bodies in the examining room with a pen-like camera he wore around his neck, lawyers said Monday. Dr. Nikita Levy was fired in February 2013,…

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Boyfriend Facing Murder Charges For Inducing Miscarriage

Boyfriend Facing Murder Charges For Inducing Miscarriage

imageWhile on an emotional level, I support these charges and hope they throw the book at this slimeball, intellectually I realize this is a slippery slope towards extending personhood rights to a fetus:

A Kansas man will stand trial on first-degree murder charges after he allegedly laced his pregnant girlfriend’s pancakes with an abortion pill that caused her to miscarry.

Bollig reportedly confessed…

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Disbarred Attorney Still Operating Surrogacy Agency & Defrauding Clients?

Disbarred Attorney Still Operating Surrogacy Agency & Defrauding Clients?

imageHe is like a cockroach that just won’t go away:

A local con man who has been ripping off people for years – and even served time in jail – is back at it again, Team 10 has found. The man is a disbarred attorney, and tried to attack the Team 10 reporter asking questions about his alleged current scam. Team 10 has done many stories on Steven Liss – who goes by several names, and opens up businesses…

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UK Fertility Clinic ‘Used Wrong Sperm’

UK Fertility Clinic ‘Used Wrong Sperm’

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A report out of the UK states that there have been “1,679 adverse incidents in fertility clinics in the UK between 2010 and 2012.” These incidents have been categorized by name: Grade A, B, and C. Read on to find out more about what has gone wrong and the severity of these incidents.

A clinic used sperm from the wrong donor in fertility treatment, a report by the regulator says.

The Human…

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Bottomless Cesspool: Planet Hospital Clients Fleeced And Surrogates Abandoned According to ABC News Report

Bottomless Cesspool: Planet Hospital Clients Fleeced And Surrogates Abandoned According to ABC News Report

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ABC News out of Australia

has a damning exposé on Planet Hospital and Rudy Rupak. The investigative piece reveals new and even more troubling allegations about the activities of Planet Hospital and the perils of working in Mexico:

A subsequent tip-off from a very disgruntled Planet Hospital client soon revealed that the Cancun dream was fast turning into a nightmare – clients fleeced…

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The New York Times: Coming to U.S. for Baby, and Womb to Carry It

The New York Times: Coming to U.S. for Baby, and Womb to Carry It

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newyorktimesSaturday’s issue of The New York Times features a fascinating article written by Tamar Lewin on the world of surrogacy. Many agencies, lawyers (including our own Andrew Vorzimer), intended parents, and surrogates were interviewed. I can safely say that this is one of the most informative articles I’ve read in a long time about the process. A portion of the article is below, but I highly recommend…

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European Human Rights Court Orders France to Recognize Children Born to Surrogate Mothers

European Human Rights Court Orders France to Recognize Children Born to Surrogate Mothers

francesurrogacyrightWhile surrogacy is still banned in France, today marks a huge step for French families with children born by surrogate mothers, as their children can now be legally recognized as their own. Read more about this wonderful new development below or at this link:

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ordered France to recognise children born to surrogate mothers abroad even though surrogacy…

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'Paralyzed Bride' to Become Mom After Friend Volunteers to Be Surrogate

‘Paralyzed Bride’ to Become Mom After Friend Volunteers to Be Surrogate

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Today, Yahoo! Shine posted an update on Rachelle Friedman, known briefly as the ‘paralyzed bride.’

Rachelle Friedman’s story made international headlines in 2010 when she was pushed into a pool at her bachelorette party and suffered a C6 spinal cord injury. A year later, she married the love of her life, but was uncertain if she would ever be able to have a child. Thanks to her blog, a friend…

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British Couple Remains Trapped In India With Their Twins

British Couple Remains Trapped In India With Their Twins

imageThis kind of story has become far too commonplace for Intended Parents working with surrogates from India:

Kiran and Bina Salvi, from Bolton, travelled out three months ago to collect their surrogate twins. Labour MP Julie Hilling called on the Home Secretary Theresa May to intervene during a House of Commons debate. The Home Office said it is trying to find out the latest status of the couple’s…

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Former Bin Laden Surrogate Who Faked Pregnancies & Embezzed Monies Is Jailed

Former Bin Laden Surrogate Who Faked Pregnancies & Embezzed Monies Is Jailed

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Only three years in prison? She got off lightly, in my opinion:

A ‘brutal and heartless’ surrogate mother who faked pregnancies to steal £15,000 from couples desperate for children has been jailed today. Louise Pollard, 28, agreed to carry babies for two couples and pretended to inseminate herself before telling them she was expecting on three occasions. Pollard then began ‘milking’ the couples…

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There Have Been At Least 74 Shootings At Schools Since The Sandy Hook Massacre

At what point will enough be enough and this country passes meaningful gun control laws to protect our most vulnerable — our children?

There Have Been At Least 74 Shootings At Schools Since The Sandy Hook Massacre

At what point will enough be enough and this country passes meaningful gun control laws to protect our most vulnerable — our children?

Louisiana Passes Bill to Keep Pregnant Women on Life Support

Louisiana, paving the way for stripping women of their rights, one brain-dead woman at a time…

Louisiana Passes Bill to Keep Pregnant Women on Life Support

Louisiana, paving the way for stripping women of their rights, one brain-dead woman at a time…

Baby Laughs For The First Time With His Dad

Try watching this and not smiling!