Renting a Womb

TitleRenting a Womb
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsConnolly, P, Althaus, RA, Brinkman, A, Jones, C, Skipper, RB
Corporate AuthorsAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics,
Date Published01/2014
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication LanguageEnglish
KeywordsBIOETHICS , MEDICINE , personal , personal ethics , PUBLIC , Public Policy
AbstractMedical tourism is a bit business in India, and the market for surrogacy services, where an Indian woman is hired to carry a baby to term, and then gives the baby up to a couple who pays between $5-7 thousand dollars for the service. This is an amount that can be more than ten times Indian surrogate mothers' annual income, and many women serve as surrogates repeatedly. Others worry that surrogate mothers are being exploited.
Notes© Peggy Connolly, Ruth Ann Althaus, Anthony Brinkman, Robert Boyd Skipper 2013 Case from the 2014 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
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