New Thinking on Commercial Surrogacy
8 Pages Posted: 14 Aug 2013
Date Written: August 11, 2013
Pamela Laufer-Ukeles’s Mothering for Money: Regulating Commercial Intimacy imagines that a less polarized vision of commercial surrogacy can emerge by examining commercial surrogacy arrangements through lenses of relational autonomy and mixed commodification. This commentary finds much to appreciate in Laufer-Ukeles’s contribution and urges a more expansive examination of surrogacy that would address the ban on commercial surrogacy that exists in many countries around the world.
Keywords: surrogacy, commercial surrogacy, international surrogacy, autonomy, commodification, exploitation, intimacy
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