Global baby: the recipe

An astonishing expose in the Wall Street Journal:"With an international network of surrogate mothers and egg and sperm donors, a new industry is emerging to produce children on the cheap and outside the reach of restrictive laws."There is a lively comment section following the story with Ruddy Rupnik, the man who runs "Planet Hospital," defending his practices and insulting his critics.No comment is needed, but I would be interested in people's reactions to the justifications for this "business," including for same-sex couples (male in the story).

Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, a former editor of Commonweal, writes frequently in these pages.

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