Analysis of surrogacy
The main problem statement or issue
Commercial surrogacy is not permitted in many nations, such as India, the U.K., China,
and some states in the U.S. because it is potentially exploitative (Parry and Ghoshal 01).
However, surrogacy is a booming industry in the black market especially in China, where over
10,000 babies are born via surrogacy (Johnson and Li 01). The main issue, therefore, is to
understand the ethical and legal issues surrounding surrogacy as well as the implication on
surrogates and couples seeking the service.
Significance of the problem
Surrogacy is a sensitive subject due to its ethical and legal issues. Despite the restrictions,
surrogacy has many benefits, especially to infertile and LGBT couples (Caron 01). Prohibiting or
allowing surrogacy, therefore, has a massive implication on many wannabe parents. Also, child
surrogacy draws many ethical issues, such as the rights and welfare of surrogates (Caron 01). For
example, there are reported cases of exploited surrogates (Fenton-Glynn 02). In light of rising
infertility and the population of the LGBT community, commercial surrogacy is expected to take
a different turn in many countries (Johnson and Li 01).
Commercial surrogacy is a “flourishing industry” in India (Pande 619). Many ethical and
moral issues, however, are responsible for the restriction of commercial surrogacy in many