o If they do it will go underground o If they regulate the law and not ban it

O if they do it will go underground o if they

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o If they do, it will go underground o If they regulate the law, and not ban it- it will be better controlled- people will be aware officially what is going on - We have the capacity to be creative, but maybe we should be looking at how to take care of the already existing children - Reproductive technology focuses on what the parent/parents want vs. what the child wants o Gene selection - If you put the parents in jail that get a child from a surrogate- what happens to the kid? - CULTURAL LAG for what people in the society wants - Making it illegal stigmatizes the people involved including the child - Even though infertility is considered illegal, why aren’t countries trying to help? Medical Worry: - When extracting eggs: HYPERSTIMULATION o High doses of hormones Harm done to women: ARTICLE 2012: o Gained 30 pounds in fluid o Severe Ovarian Hyper stimulation Syndrome o Clinics in USA have not changed hormone levels because of decrease in success rates Surrogacy gone wrong case Regulating laws with problems: - BABY M - 1985 - A little girl was born - Child of Marybeth Whitehead and Bill Stern - They did not know each other - Met through a fertility clinic - Marybeth Whitehead: o Had 2 children
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Final Exam Notes o Lived in Suffolk County o Sister was infertile, understands issues with trying to get pregnant o Wanted to help stranger couples to have children o BECOMES A SURROGATE AND USED HER OWN EGG - Billy and Betsy Stern: o Wife had MS Afraid to pass it along Afraid pregnancy would impact MS o Choose Marybeth Whitehead as their surrogate o Paid for IVF - When baby was born, they would take the baby - Marybeth would sign away parental rights - Would be adopted by Betsy Stern - Couple wasn’t involved as much as Marybeth wanted - Was going to be paid 10K - About to give birth, calls Bill and Betsy - Parents don’t show up - Bill and Betsy take the baby home - Marybeth wants to nurse the baby and calls to ask if she can o Bill and Betsy say no o Marybeth is really upset - Takes baby and runs to Florida - Court says that baby is the Sterns - Marybeth never signed away her parental rights o Surrogacy laws at the time: You are not allowed to force someone to terminate her parental rights Betsy doesn’t get to sign for rights Sterns get the baby - Marybeth lost all her money - Had supervised visitation, eventually was able to take her - Baby M became a teenager and emancipated herself Interesting about case: - Given psychological exam to become a surrogate: o She was told that she passed o The Sterns were told she passed Turns out she failed the exam - Clause in the surrogacy contract: o If that baby was born and the Stern’s didn’t want it- she would have to keep the baby (defect or chose not to take it) Is Marybeth wrong? Fewer newborn babies for adoption but the older they get the less they get adopted
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Final Exam Notes SOC 340 04/19/2017 - Final Exam Tues may 16, 5:30 pm, Javits 100 - - Test tube babies o First baby born by IVR- Louse brown- born in 1978- in Britain o In 1981- we get the American first IVF o
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  • Fall '10
  • CatherineMarrone
  • Roe v. Wade, Surrogacy, IVF

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