State must take long, serious look at surrogacy arrangements

Forming a legislative commission to study surrogacy is one of the best ways to help ensure Minnesota is protecting vulnerable women and children from the unintended consequences of surrogacy arrangements In 2014, the Minnesota Catholic Conference worked tirelessly to successfully stop problematic legislation that would have legitimized commercial surrogacy contracts, which are currently not recognized…

‘Wombs for rent’ industry now legal in Minnesota?

April 11, 2014, edition Without any significant consideration, the Minnesota Legislature is poised to create a commercial surrogacy business that would essentially legitimize the buying and selling of children between two contracting parties. This past week, the Commercial Surrogacy Bill (SF 2627/HF 291) passed almost unnoticed through the one Senate committee to which it was…